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"hiv aids" Discussed on WTOP
"A chance to stamp out hiv aids among gay and bisexual men this week health health care workers have a two -pronged goal for many over the course of this epidemic there's been the feeling that people with hiv are the vector of disease when they're the the route for us to end this epidemic michael carvin is a director with the federal government's health resources and services administration he's tracked the spread of hiv aids among gay and bisexual men since the nineteen eighties and says boosting testing is critical as as more than seventy percent of new cases are from this group if the result is positive get connected to care right away carvin says the stigma connected to hiv persists and that has caded opportunities for men to access services gg barnett w t o p news news news coming up on w t o p a way for you to call out of work forever tomorrow it's eleven forty three snap into action this NFL season medicine with fan duel america's number one sports book new customers get two hundred dollars in bonus bets guaranteed when you place a five dollar bet that's two hundred dollars in bonus bets win or is if you've been thinking about joining fan duel there's no better time to get in on the action we've got a great game tonight spring the two and o eagles in tampa taking on another two and o team in the box and i like same game parlays i'm gonna be betting the over on an alternate total of forty two and a half along with with the books on an alternate spread of plus seven -and -a -half visit fan dual dot dot com com slash big g that's fan duel dot com slash big g b i g c h e e twenty one or older in present in virginia first online real money wager only ten dollar first deposit required are bonuses used as non -withdrawable bonus that expire seventies at the receipt restrictions of policy terms of sports but the fact that will dot gambling problem call one eight hundred gambler feeling overlooked by your business bank treated like another number in sea a of digits at capital bank we see beyond the numbers we see the drive behind each business while others are pulling back were pushing ahead providing businesses with the loans and the credit they need to thrive capital bank turning ifs and buts into plans and profits s we're not just in your zip code were in your corner capital bank m d dot com f d i c hey man looking good it's stitch fix i'd like to like thank my stylist for making me look so great they always get my fit just right they send clothes that work for for me and my budget they've been found me my favorite pair jeans i'd like to think this is because let's get real make this style happen on my own they just make everything so easy so thank you stitch fix
Fresh update on "hiv aids" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"Gay. Who did mama leave ya? Who did mama leave ya? And will she be back? He's calling all shots. the Welcome back. Welcome back. Welcome back. Welcome Hi, Captain America. Good morning. It's the former executive producer of the Stephanie Miller show, Travis Bone and the associate director of social media at AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Oh my God. It's your triumphant return. Hello. Good morning. Good morning. It's nice to see you. Thank you for your happy Thanksgiving text. And I was able to get in our old joke. He said, he said something about being my girlfriend. And I said, tell, tell Dylan. I said, Dylan. Good morning, sir. Good morning. How are you doing? What's going on? Is there anything new happening? I is that's that green screen or is that your fantastic view? Because our view is almost as good here from the basement, isn't it? Yeah. With the coyotes peering in. That's that's not green screen. So I can see I can see your house from here, actually. Can you really? Yeah. Well, I can see I can see Griffith Observatory can and see I the ravine that you look at the bottom up. Can you see Putin from your house? All right. All right. Tell us the big the big news. First of all, World's AIDS Day concert is this Friday, December 1st in Houston. Now, yeah, there's a lot of big names, none of whom you could get us, which is why we're stuck with with you, which we could not be happier about. Travis, we tried really, really hard to get Debbie Allen, but the she reason couldn't join. But she couldn't join you because she's busy working on the new season of Grey's Anatomy, which should be a glass half hole situation. Yes, I love her. Love Grey's Anatomy. I know there's a new season. Fantastic. They're working on it now because the strikes are over. Yes. Yeah. Well, it's what's the thing from fame, Jodie, that I love something in sweat. You pay in sweat. Here's where you start paying something. Here's where you start paying in sweat. Right, correct. Yeah, that's what she's doing, apparently, on the Grey's Anatomy set. Yes. She's working hard for you. All right. But some other big names as well are going to be. Yeah. So we're going to be giving a last time achievement award to Mr. Blair Underwood of and him a full concert performance by Janet Jackson. Miss Jackson. And if you want to get tickets, this is what I'm here to tell you all about today at the Out of Closet in Houston, Texas. I just tweeted this out from my account. Yeah. We are giving away free Janet Jackson tickets to everyone who comes in and takes an HIV test this afternoon between four thirty and six thirty p .m.. Yeah. Now, your new boss, Jackie Sheckner, does not make you wear outfit Captain America and a thong, as I requested this morning. She she lets me wear it or Iceman for you, though. How how is our Jackie Sheckner? Is she is she loving, loving and tender, a lover as I am, as a, you know. In some way, she's more gentle, real issue, more gentle lover. I wish she's more gentle in some way. She's more gentle, but she's now. listening right So she's hearing you. Hi, Jackie. Hi, saucy little minx. OK. And she's already in in Houston, getting ready for the big two. Right. She's in Houston and I believe she will be at the out of the closet this afternoon from four thirty to six thirty. So if you want to see Jackie Sheckner, that's who does it. Yeah. And I think when we say see Jackie Sheckner, we know what we mean. Hmm. I'm sorry. What? Seriously? Stephanie Louise. I've been inappropriate with Jackie ever since we worked out. Ridiculous. She's hot. OK, Travis. So, you know, it's so funny because for those of us that lost a lot of loved ones in the 80s when I was born in 1981. But, you know, it's like you think of things as in the past and it's not an is it? I mean, the problem is with this unbelievably aggressive anti -science Republican Party we're dealing with now, we were just doing this. What was it, Jody? Mother Jones. Yeah. Had a about how parents are refusing vaccination, not just for covid polio, you know. Right. What a what a whooping cough. All these things that we thought. Yeah. We're gone that we eradicated. But, you know, they're vaccines. refusing And so I swear to God, I feel like the Republicans are trying to take us back to we've got a speaker of the House that wants to criminalize gay sex. Yeah. Talk to us about in 2023, the fight, you know, the work you guys are doing in the fight against AIDS. Well, it's it. First of all, it's not over. That's like much like covid HIV AIDS. The epidemic is not over. We're still fighting this. Thankfully, there are treatments out there. There are treatments like PrEP that people can take to keep from getting HIV. Right. And there are treatments now that can prolong your life and let you live a long, very happy, normal life. Yeah. So it's it's all about getting people in care. And that's why we're doing these free HIV tests at the closet. I'm sorry. And you take a drink of tea for yourself. Oh, he's not used to the early mornings. Oh, I'm sorry. Delicate flower. I used to wet his vocal cords. A little frog in my throat. Drinking hot tea. So I figured you'd appreciate that. Yes. Um, so, you know, go ahead. No, go ahead. I was going to say, you know, the fight is going still and we we're about to cross a milestone. We have over one million people in treatment outside of the US right now and we're going to hit a total of two million people in treatment probably around the end of the year. Yeah. we So are definitely there. It's not over and we need to pay attention to this and it's disproportionately affecting minority communities right now. And so that's something we need to keep an eye on. We need to make sure that people are educated about, uh, prep, safer practices sex and all of that. Yeah. Well, it just seems like the Republicans want to take us back in myriad awful, awful kinds of ways. And yeah, I mean, and those of us of a certain age, those particularly of us that are like me lying about our age. Um, but you know, cause we've talked about this when you were on the show my that high school boyfriend died of AIDS and that was long before the cocktail. It absolutely was a death sentence. You know, uh, Bill Bennett well for, you know, the famous choreographer from my hometown of Buffalo. I mean, just the generations of, of, you know, genius artists, artists that we've lost, you know, to AIDS. I mean, we're, we're that, you know, of that era, right? That's the reason Debbie Ellen was working with us. She talks about her boys from fame, how many of those that she lost because of this. So it's, it's personally affected these people and, uh, you know, we need to make sure that people educated are still to this day and make sure that people who need treatment get the treatment that they need. And just to not to bring it back to Republican bashing, but you know, I always do. I always said if it had made rich white Republican men's penises they would have cured it in 1982. But, uh, but, but no anyway. But Um, yeah, I, so I think it's, it's, um, you know, like I was saying, I think in general it's just because of, also I think I because of just Trump and this anti -science aggression that has, you know, that has taken new on a life. That's why it's sort of newly relevant, isn't it? Yeah, no, it's, I don't even know how to say this anymore. I'm not used to arguing about Trump every day. You're out of practice. It's okay. No, it's no, but it is, it is definitely the anti -science Republicans and they don't want progress. They don't want us moving forward. They're, they're against, you know, us having any rights basically at this point. So we really have to push back on all this. And then one other thing I did want to let people know about is, um, last time Jackie was on the show, remember she mentioned the way the people marched, they were doing in Florida. Yes. Uh, be we're doing going to another one next year, the weekend before the RNC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So I know all the Chicago stuff heads will be there to support us for that. Oh wow.
"hiv aids" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"This ban and have a greater acceptance of HIV aids positive people. You know, it's hard to overemphasize the significance of aids activists and ensuring that ordinary people who live with conditions actually can get a seat at the table of scientists and physicians making decisions about their lives. In any place that that happens today, you have aids activists to thank for this. And so in the specific case of thinking about the immigration ban, early on, the scientists and doctors that were leading the international aids society, you know, they weren't really thinking much about this. They were worried about the boycott, but they figured they could kind of work it out. When activists got involved, they made it very clear that they weren't going to be able to come up with a sort of behind the scenes compromise that they were going to have to address it directly. And so you have some of these really prominent scientists names that you'll still recognize like Anthony Fauci, who were giving speeches which otherwise would have been dry scientific addresses at these conferences. And instead, they're forced to name the politics of the situation. They're forced to implicate themselves. And I mean, I think that that was quite significant. Yeah, I mean, I teach a course here at University of Rhode Island on it's called protesting resistance in America. It's sort of intended to kind of train young people about how change happens and give them some hope in an era where they often don't have it. And I find that over the years I turn more and more to really looking at these aids activists as perhaps the most important group in the last 40 years or 50 years to provide lessons for contemporary activists going forward. And you know, I'm wondering, since you were talking about that, sort of, how you sort of see these aids activists as kind of framing the possibilities of activism in the present. I could not agree more with your assessment of their significance. I a 100% agree. And I think one of the big things. I mean, first of all, I'll say, for folks who are interested in this, reading Sarah schulman's tome, let the record show, it's worthwhile because it's really meant to be a handbook for how we take the lessons of act up New York for today. And I think it's totally relevant. But that looked like a practice. I mean, they refused to be silent. They refused to compromise. They used humiliation as currency. They used visibility as currency. They used outrageousness as currency. Excuse me, and what a lot of people also don't realize unless they're in queer theory or study these kinds of histories is that the very notion of queerness in the kind of out and proud politics of that, you know, that extends directly from aids activists who were thrown out of the closet in many ways.
"hiv aids" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And thank you Here in the UK Boris Johnson has rebuffed new calls for him to resign over alleged breaches of lockdown rules are damning street Just moments before the prime minister faced lawmakers for questions in parliament one of his MPs crossed the floor of the House of Commons defecting to the opposition Labor Party a report into the lockdown indicates incidences is being prepared by a senior official and could be published as soon as next week Now scientists are warning that a growing resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity A global study shows more people die from infections resistant to medicine than HIV aids or malaria in 2019 All those behind the research say they hope the findings offer a warning signal to spur on action at every level and in Indonesia more than a million coronavirus vaccines expired before they were given out According to the health ministry the 1.1 million doses that were thrown out were donated just three months away from expiry Nigeria and Uganda have also had to destroy expired doses due to short a shelf lives Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in will then 120 countries and January this is Bloomberg Anna Confronted by the nation's biggest challenge since the Second World War and the worst pandemic since 1918 any government would.
"hiv aids" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Ganga maga means new morning by buying body. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I make goodman. The family of henrietta lacks the african-american cancer patient who sells were taken by johns hopkins university hospital without her consent in nineteen fifty. One is suing the pharmaceutical company. Thermo fisher scientific and demanding reparations. In the intellectual property of those cells henry lacks was young black mother and segregated baltimore who suffered from metastatic cervical cancer. Doctors took tissue samples from her womb. Unknowingly that went on to become one of the most productive cell lines leading to groundbreaking research that became a cornerstone of modern medicine from cancer care and hiv aids treatment to hoping scientists produce remedies for several diseases including the first polio vaccine and even cova nineteen vaccines. Her cells were just known as hilo cells h. e. l. a. The first two letters of henrietta lacks is first and last name but even family had no clue about her legacy until more than twenty years after her death. The new lawsuit denounces racist medical system and accuses thermo fisher of using the. He'll a cell line without their consent while making billions of dollars in profit. The family announced the lawsuit on monday. Seventy years to the day after henrietta lacks is death. this is her granddaughter. Kimberly lax about my grandmother's said before landing at hospital room and how they came in there with. She had radiation going through her body and horrific pain but all they were concerned about taking cell tissues from her body. That's terrible and then on top of that. No one in the family had any idea. They act like she was alone. They didn't reach out to a husband her her aunt her cousins. Anyone to let them know what was taking place. That's disgraceful and that definitely is racism. In my opinion it was. He was treated the family. Mistreated she was treated horribly. My father one thing i can say about him is sees a sweet man and he always said that. Want a pocket full of money any by everybody wants money but it's a big pitcher but he did say to me and sickly but he was happy and excited to know that we're finally going to get justice finally going to get justice for henrietta but his mother for more we go to baltimore to speak to. Ron lacks one of the grandsons of henrietta lacks author of henrietta lacks the untold story. We are also joined by one of the families attorneys the leading civil rights lawyer. Ben crump we welcome you both to democracy. Ben let's start with you Talk about why you're suing this particular pharmaceutical company and more about what happened to henrietta lacks. Sorta amy thank you for having running out of talk about this landmark lawsuit that is based on the principle of not just Simple justice not just social justice but this lawsuit is based largely impart on this notion Genetic justice the belief that justice ship flow from one generation to the next. We have sue the thermo fisher. Scientific and there will be others. Who have the rab benefit from the immortal sales of here at lax to this day and we believe it is legal theory that as well establish that allows the state of hero lax to make. This claim that taking our sales was wrong. And the most says if you're unjustly a rich from the wrong doing then you should not be allowed to continue to benefit at the pearl of the victim which is the legs and that's why her family linear descendants are saying. Why is it that here. We forced family ended by his legacy and benefit from his legacy and pass it onto generations of his legacy at unborn children who have yet to come but their grandmother is black woman. Her great contributions to medicine her stories being told by everybody else. They're saying we get the right to the fire. Her legacy everybody else has been there. And pharmaceutical companies are making billions upon billions of dollars from henrietta lacks miraculous. Even ask your freezing a little bit on skype But the company Thermo fisher. Why just one company. Then we believe. There were many corporations in the aftermath george flora who made a commitment to social justice because they watch jewish floor suffer minutes in twenty nine seconds as that were here. Were relax when the was equal. If not far. Worse than where. George florida suffered so photos palmer asuka companies who have made billions. Who made the commitment to social justice in the aftermath of joe's. Floyd what you can prove that commitment by doing right by hero. Lax finally do right by her. Say her name because her life at and black lives matter. You acknowledge that she was miraculous. Hirsch sales on a cornerstone of modern medicine will have medical vaccines created from her. Sales out develop will polio with Cancer research they did in vitro advancements. Kobe nineteen vacs shell about.
"hiv aids" Discussed on In Search of the New Compassionate Male
"To watch through. There is my son's age nine and ten going on eleven at its we. We've traveled quite a bit with them. They my youngest son was born. We lived we brought him home to. It was a a duplex. We lived in and my father now lives in an apartment. It's a five story building. My boys Right now we're in a single family home. And i don't think they view the way i've seen they delight in the difference of the types they think going to grandma's house is like going to a hotel and apartment hotel and it's fabulous. They love it. They just think it's like disneyland. And a single family homes them in their mind. The most beautiful part about a single family home is one that has staircases and And i have no idea where that came from. But so they had these images. That i i don't know where they come from what they view as good or bad i don't think they i don't see a good or bad. I just see to light in kind of france wonderful. What what what an opportunity. Because i love the optimism that can be that we can we can. We can look out at the world and say they're more opportunities for us to make a difference than we possibly can imagine so let's step into with. Let's see where we can grow. That's what's so exciting to me about it in as we talk to people play. You've talked to people around the world play within kenya clay. You had the experience in kenya with these warriors that you went over and you were you were you. Were part of a class with an and you saw it there. Absolutely you know the. It's a totally different situation. But so many of the people that i worked with they were hiv aids orphans. Had no place they were living on the street and thank goodness woman a fascinating woman. That denison i know named karambeu abu green garra. Dr crombie gera started working now. Twelve years ago to develop a children's home for just those children and took this piece of land. That was nothing and it's turned it into a children's home and there has been several thousand awe. They they go to local schools. They they they come home. They have a place to come home and several thousand children have been through there and they come back to help. Yeah it's a whole part of a community business this sense of community bank that you're talking that you're talking about. Do you have a sense from your history from your history in india. The sense of community that was there the number state of the sense that we're all one and that we're all part of this whole and bringing that part in to the united states in into what the american dream is in recreating this american dream. Because that's what that's that's one of my passions is being able to redefine. What does it mean what is enough. And what has the american dream. How can we recreated into a place that is more inclusive and diverse and nurturing for all i love that sense of community i have to say we. My family just went a really transformative experience where we lived in a classic. Your nineteen fifties white picket fence single family area in silicon valley and a few looked at it aesthetically It is the american dream. It should have the community and the stress in place palatable but housing is expensive. Commutes are terrible. Trent because the transportation infrastructure doesn't match housing job locations while on the housing types at the the best densities to match where the jobs are in. It's all tied together and so it's palpable and it's stress..
"hiv aids" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And they were in a nursing home and then they got covid. And, you know, I don't really want to give a lot of credence to covid. In some cases. This creates a situation that psychologists call a disenfranchising death. Mourners feel they don't have the right to fully grieve because of controversy over the cause of death. Can. Dokka is senior vice president of the Hospice Foundation of America. He pioneered the concept of disenfranchising death and a related concept disenfranchised grief. He says. This can occur when a person's death is tinged with the supposed moral failure and Mourners fear judgment from others. So, for instance, if I say my brother, which he didn't, but if I say to you, my brother died of lung cancer. What's the first question you're going to ask, because you smoker and somehow, if he's a smoker, he's responsible. Dokka saw this a lot during the HIV AIDS crisis of the 19 eighties. One of the terms I got to hate. Was when people spoke about pediatric AIDS. They often used the phrase These are innocent victims of this disease. Well, you know to me anybody who had it was an innocent victim, Kyle Dixon Sisters have also encountered something like this, They say when they tell people their brother died from Covid, they're often asked whether he had pre existing conditions or if he was overweight. As if he was to blame for dying. It's as if two people in denial the virus isn't deadly. If a person was overweight or older had high blood pressure or diabetes, it becomes their fault that they died. Holly Pregerson is a sociologist specializing in grief, she says those judgmental comments they come from cognitive dissonance and anything, including death of a loved one from this disease like they just they compartmentalize it. They're not going to process it. It gives them too much of a headache to try to reconcile, Pregerson says fighting cognitive dissonance rarely works. Don't waste your time trying to convince them of something that you're not going to convince them of for her peace of mind. Pregerson had to cut ties with some of her own family after her mother died of Covid. Kyle's sister, Stephanie says what has been helpful is joining a support group with other grieving people who agree on the facts about Covid, and in June, they placed the headstone on Kyle's grave. It says beloved son, brother and uncle. And it has a very pointed message on it, too. Yeah, it says Covid 19 on it. Her reasoning was simple. We want to make sure that people know Kyle's story and that he passed away from the virus, Stephanie says. It really helps to know that long after she's gone, the truth will be set in stone. For NPR News. I'm Brett Schultz in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. And that story.
Study: Air Pollution May Reduce Life Expectancy
"Air. Pollution is a greater breadth. Who people's lives around the world than smoking. hiv aids or war. that's out of the university of chicago's energy policy institute. Cnn's anna sterler as more. According to a new report published. Wednesday people are losing nearly two and a half years of their lives. On average in countries where air pollution levels or below standards set by the world health organization. India has the highest levels of air pollution. Globally and residents have an average of nearly six shaved off their lives. According to air quality life index the index calculates years loss based on what the life expectancy would be if a country met clean air guidelines. Set by the who. The top five countries with the highest average number of years lost were india bangladesh nepal pakistan and
Working Toward a More Inclusive Music Industry
"One of the big stories in the music industry right now has been the response to hip hop star two babies homophobic comments, which he made during a festival in Miami late last month. As NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, the fallout was swift as multiple festivals canceled his shows. With his millions of followers on social media. The baby has a powerful platform. He's one BT awards and been nominated for Grammys. I'm one of the greatest ain't no debate. No, no, I'm still levitated medicated. Ironic I gave him love and they and the painting on me. That's the baby on a Dua Lipa song that's in the top 10 of the Billboard's hot 100 chart. During his concert at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, he told the audience to put your cell phone light up. If you didn't show up with HIV AIDS, you didn't show up today with HIV AIDS and get up there and essentially transmitted disease making died. 23 weeks put his cell phone right now. The backlash was immediate. Dua Lipa distanced herself from the baby Lollapalooza removed him from the lineup. Then more festivals canceled two shows Elton John and Madonna railed against the misinformation in his comments about HIV. I think there's a new moment. There's definitely a new moment. The baby is a big star and Brown University professor Tricia Rose says The cost to his career is significant. At the same time, she says, the music industry has long tolerated and profited from artists like the baby. There's many, many artists who are promoted by the industry, who are celebrated by the industry because of their quote unquote edgy, extreme behavior. And you know that is a longstanding pattern that has not abated in any way And then you know when they step out of line about when and how they actually live into that identity. Then there's all this sort of, you know we're all about peace, love and
Lollapalooza Music Festival Cancels DaBaby Performance After Homophobic Remarks
"One of Chicago's biggest music festivals. The baby will no longer perform a closing set at Lollapalooza today after derogatory, homophobic remarks referencing HIV AIDS at a festival in Miami. This is CBS
"hiv aids" Discussed on Outer Limits Of Inner Truth
"H. o. Essential medicines like hydroxy. Clark when ivermectin saruman these things for these diseases for for decades and and so this is. You can't use the -mergency use if you have therapies there for are fed food and drug administration. Their job is safety. Well i got news for you. Essay and roundup is toxic causes cancer. Our food is toxic. It's time the fda says by by your fired put people like stephanie. Now who just wrote a book about the toxic legacy of of of Of blyth say put her in charge. Clean house put scientists with integrity. Take these criminals to the town square and electrocute them and and literally show everybody that this but this kobe will never happen again. You'll get the variant dues. Your tony lied. He's a criminal liar. Robert redfield the minute. He wasn't the head of the fda emitted. Oh yeah we kinda 'cause this oh yeah kinda came from wuhan. Oh yeah everything. Dr g mike had said was true year. Now oh yeah we just we. We put this fraudulent test. Now you know everybody knew it was fraud. You don't do pr forty-three cycle. That's noise now. That they stopped at the minute. The administration changed and that was illegal to hold the minute. The minute the ministration and change. We dropped it down to twenty three cycles. We dropped down to what it was supposed to be in order to detect even the presence of a virus. Oh well you can't do that 'cause then you know it came from the vaccine that delta very sorry you injected it until now what did they say. Oh the mortgage all bad news. Another test and that won't happen until december and in the meantime they're mandating that children worldwide innocent people worldwide. Can't go back to school to get a job. Can't novak's no service. I'm is horrible. I i don't understand this at all. I can't believe this but before we go into one this. Do you have any faith in the fda. At all i mean. Do you think that they're going to approve. This one of my francis doctor doesn't believe that they're gonna prove the the the blue they're gonna prove these vaccines and if they don't approve. What does that mean for. All the people that had to get through mandate on this thing is. They're going to be an upheaval. I mean we'll what is the outcome for this. I'm just so real point well just like the pr. Oh yeah oh yeah sorry. That didn't work. What about all those people whose lives you ruined because they tested positive and they couldn't go back to work or they committed suicide or their friends. Ostracize them in the beginning and now it's the same thing you know we. That was the biggest experiment in human history forced experiment that data safety seat left blank. That package insert. That's because you're part of an experiment and now it's like oh good booster so we could kill you because when we we're not going to tell you which part of the experiment you know the fda. I never had any faith in the fda their criminal. They've been criminal since hiv aids when they use easy t- at toxic doses when they refused to allow peptide thi. This is what our book you know. Watch the dallas buyers club watched the band played on. You know. Watch what the fda did to the original deplorables gays the iv drug users. They sprint. they forced the at risk population. Did to get a contaminated deadly hepatitis b. vaccine and spread hiv through the world. No i don't have any faith that i never had faith in them..
"hiv aids" Discussed on Keep It!
"It's nice to have him in this video as opposed to win. I was younger in high school going to high school. You know like seeing like enjoying eminem eminem's albums or so great But you know jag hall's not communist every other you know it's starring in films where he's like i'm going to be better than all these other black rappers and jack harlow gives me like. He was nardi goofy and he reminds us in every single song that he's getting cuter so high school and now he's his own. Those lips that slightly greasy hair. He looks just like paul mccallion. Who oh yes twitter zone. I just want to say it's gotta be hard for a little nasdaq's because i feel like the okay. The nature of this video is so like dirty and scandal or whatever but for the people it's intended for the reaction is basically like lulls like we enjoy whatever and then. There's only this other side of the chasm which is extreme outrage. And i almost wish could find some a happy medium of Listeners who are like properly excited and not that he doesn't have that. But i'm saying it's it's meant to titillate and for the people it's meant to titillate where like ll job. I will say that. It reminds me of when madonna did her poor instagram. Where she said you know did it. First about the kissing britney and christina a kiss to men the bt awards days and this video reminds me of that too is not to say that madonna wasn't pushing an envelope. You know in the nineties you know especially with you. Know her her videos But there's something about this just just feels more dangerous. Yeah less less complete. It's completely for shock value too but it's shock value. It feels like it's helping change a conversation. And i feel like it's been a while since madonna has done something for shock value. That was to change the conversation. You know it's she's free pars past. The sex era is what. I'm saying because the kiss. What britney and christina was just titillation it same thing is kissing two black men on the stage of the bt awards. I remember watching that live. And just being like this feels like a shadow of a shadow of a shadow of the former madonna of super pointed agitation. But yeah and there's the whole point that that entire kiss was by mtv then it went to justin timberlake reaction because the whole point of it was to see like what britney's ex-boyfriend thought about it. Right right yea christina kiss and it's not like he gave them to stay in. It was like shock and fetishes ation still going and that's how you know that this is entirely different but shout out little nasdaq's for knowing his position analogy and continuing to push the envelope. Meanwhile knowing that he has opportunity so shout out to that negative baby who at rolling loud. You know the music festival in miami on sunday with on a feary random. Yeah about about gay people and aids which makes no guy dan sets. He says if you didn't show up today were hiv aids or any of them deadly sexual transmitted diseases. That'll make you die in two to three weeks. Put yourself phone lighter up. let's start that. Can we start. Can we start there man. I ister aids killing intuitive. Three weeks like are you andrew dice. Clay this is the oldest whole heart like lily not even any terrifying like aids. Melodrama do diet two to three weeks bitch bill and also i hate shout out if he didn't show up with hiv has gone. Leave your shit at home. Your it makes no sense ends at home as good as you should and my idea at home so i can't drink tonight. Also first of all you are at a festival. One hundred thousand people mostly unvaccinated hanging in yalo dine in two to three weeks. Okay ali ali also not even the gaetano tation like it is incredibly dangerous for a black man to say that given how hard the hiv aids effected heterosexual black people as well and continues to its ignorant. Incredibly i'm literally gratified in some way that these comments are as particularly super dated sounding as they are. You know once upon a time you'd hear like homophobic comments and just think while they're homophobic now i mean it truly sounds comments from thirty five years ago. I mean it's just super weird that someone that young can sound so old and out of touch. I would be honoured if you had a fresh. I'm a phobic take. I'm dying to get all the toxic. Oh come on. Please fresh anything. I guess he was called out of course by madison among others For the ignorance and the fact that yet in an era where we're worried about people needing to get vaccinated. Yes continue to spread. Misinformation about disease is really just stupid. It's even worse. Maybe bring tori out on stage which he also did which will get. Ooh is the worst part about. This is so he goes on to say and shouts out to young. Who aren't taking the parking lot. So that sounds anecdotal. What were you doing before you. What were you doing. Mine why is it fresh at the forefront of the front lobe. Okay what happened what happened. I guess frustrated. Did he like pull into a cvs. One time and see like how. Come to front mine. I love this is also after he said ladies. If you're pussy smell like water.
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"An hour by four swords. This is democracy now the quarantine report. I'm amy goodman with their shake. Vice-president kamala harris will visit the. Us mexico border friday to try to show the biden administrations moving away. From trump's hard line immigration policies harris's going to el paso texas where the trump administration started its family separation policy in two thousand seventeen next week. Donald trump will also visit the border on wednesday along with a dozen republican congress members. Republican texas governor greg abbott whose plans for the state to construct its own border wall. Meanwhile immigrant rights activists including more than two dozen trans women previously detained by ice marched on the white house wednesday calling on the biden ministration to stop detaining trends asylum seekers who often face severe abuse discrimination and medical neglect. This is trans rights activists. June crotch speaking at the rally about a member of the queer and trans community. Detained by is wand on taliban is originally from la that has been living in the united states since he was three years old in calls new york home the former dhaka recipient member of the queer and trans community unapologetic where i made new york criminalize by the police act on june the thirteen monday he was transferred from gen personally organizer. I do not care what george dead he deserves. Praise wednesday's actions included a service honoring and mourning the deaths of several trans people who died in ice detention due to neglect and abuse among them. Victoria are no roxanne are dez johanna medina this week. Eight immigrant groups also sent a letter to the white house demanding the release of all transgender people and people with hiv aids from immigrant detention centers where they cannot get adequate. Care one of the organizers of the movement to entrance detention is genesis gutierrez who last joined us on democracy now in two thousand fifteen after she interrupted. President obama as he spoke to a gathering celebrating. Lgbtq pride month at the white house told you that the civil rights of lgbt americans alba alabama off that was genesis gutierrez interrupting president obama in two thousand fifteen. She joins us now from washington. Dc after hoping organized when these protests on the white house to entrance detention which followed ten other actions in major cities across the country by trans immigrant women genocide said is a community organizer and advocate with familia trans queer liberation movement. It's great to have you back genesis. I talk about the funeral. That was held yesterday in front of the white house. Thank you for having me back Yesterday we came together in washington and we did a funeral service honoring the again expand that mandates and you that three transgender woman who tell you nice got the very embolic and touching to the community because a lot of time trying to people don't have And the opportunity to honor them after death ri- with their full dignity and human humanity for us to honor their lives and and and the in various humane away. A really cashed. That community reminded that also the word that we have to continue to do to stop another case of our community member for diana night custody. And that's why after the service we did. The march to the white house demanded the administration to end term tension and genocide. Could you tell us the story of roxana. Anandas whom you just mentioned thirty-three-year-old trans asylum speaker from honduras. Who died in ice custody in may two thousand eighteen and one of the very touching moment is when rosanna hernandez add a few at a recording humanize theme. He's and right through that voice message he was describing. How wonderful rosanna was entering. She had opened a beauty salon to support their family. And you know what happened bed. She found her death in custody so either at thirty three years old seeking protection through the border which is a human rights and living with hiv and neither medical care and none of that was provided to her so by the time she were heard it was too late but they took her to the hospital and die in an ice custody in two thousand eighteen. So thousand five. Four at vary important enduring prime month to continue to humanize our community again. All the anti translation that is happening and that one bad that we had really continue to lift especially again during a month to remind community that we are very wild or people are still battering indication.
"hiv aids" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"An hour by four swords. This is democracy now the quarantine report. I'm amy goodman with their shake. Vice-president kamala harris will visit the. Us mexico border friday to try to show the biden administrations moving away. From trump's hard line immigration policies harris's going to el paso texas where the trump administration started its family separation policy in two thousand seventeen next week. Donald trump will also visit the border on wednesday along with a dozen republican congress members. Republican texas governor greg abbott whose plans for the state to construct its own border wall. Meanwhile immigrant rights activists including more than two dozen trans women previously detained by ice marched on the white house wednesday calling on the biden administration to stop detaining trends asylum seekers who often face severe abuse discrimination and medical neglect. This is trans rights activists. June crotch speaking at the rally about a member of the queer and trans community. Detained by is wand on taliban is originally from la that has been living in the united states since he was three years old in calls new york home the former dhaka recipient member of the queer and trans community unapologetic. We're live in new york criminalize by the police act on june the thirteen monday. He was transferred from. I gen personally organizer. I do not care what george dead. He deserves praise. Wednesday's actions included a service honoring and mourning the deaths of several trans people who died in ice detention due to neglect and abuse among them. Victoria are no roxanne are dez johanna medina this week. Eight immigrant groups also sent a letter to the white house demanding the release of all transgender people and people with hiv aids from immigrant detention centers where they cannot get adequate. Care one of the organizers of the movement to entrance detention is genesis gutierrez who last joined us on democracy now in two thousand fifteen after she interrupted. President obama as he spoke to a gathering celebrating. Lgbtq pride month at the white house told you that the civil rights of lgbt americans alba alabama off that was genesis gutierrez interrupting president obama in two thousand fifteen. She joins us now from washington. Dc after hoping organized when these protests on the white house to entrance detention which followed ten other actions in major cities across the country by trans immigrant women genocide said is a community organizer and advocate with familia trans queer liberation movement. It's great to have you back genesis. I talk about the funeral. That was held yesterday in front of the white house. Thank you for having me back We came together in washington and we did a funeral service honoring the again expand that mandates. And you that three transgender woman who tell you nice got the very embolic attaching to the community because a lot of time trying to people don't have And the opportunity to honor them after death. Ri- with their full dignity and human humanity for us to honor their lives and and and the in various humane away. A really cashed. That community reminded that also the word that we have to continue to do to stop another case of our community member for diana night custody. And that's why after the service we did. The march to the white house demanded the administration to end term tension and genocide. Could you tell us the story of roxana. Anandas whom you just mentioned thirty-three-year-old trans asylum speaker from honduras. Who died in ice custody in may two thousand eighteen and one of the very touching moment is when rosanna hernandez add if few at a recording humanize theme. He's and right through that voice message he was describing. How wonderful rosanna was entering. She had opened a beauty salon to support their family. And you know what happened bed. She found her death in custody so either at thirty three years old seeking protection through the border which is a human rights and living with hiv and neither medical care and none of that was provided to her so by the time she were heard it was too late but they took her to the hospital and die in an ice custody in two thousand eighteen. So thousand five. Four at vary import enduring prime month to continue to humanize our community again. All the antitrust legislation that is happening and found case one bad that we had really continue to lift especially again during a month to remind community that we are very wild or people are still suffering indication.
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"Co production of GBH. Boston NPR X The Covid 19 pandemic has turned the world upside down in so many ways, And yet it's not over by a long shot. We want to reflect on another ongoing pandemic that began a few decades ago. Here's a voice from the time that will sound familiar. The transmissibility might occur prior to the time that an individual develops one of these infections and is thereby classified as having AIDS. That was Dr Anthony Fauci in 1984. Tomorrow. June 5th marks the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the HIV AIDS crisis and the first report from the Centers for Disease Control about the epidemic. Since then, 32 million people have lost their lives of the disease. In the late 19 nineties, new anti retroviral treatments offered hope saving millions of lives around the world. Edwin Cameron is one of those people. He's a former justice with the Constitutional Court of South Africa. And he is considered a pioneer in the movement to fight HIV AIDS in South Africa. That's where he joins us from Edwin. Welcome to the program. It's great to be with you, Marco. Thank you. Can you tell us how it feels to mark this anniversary? First of all, what are you feeling? For decades Since the outbreak of HIV AIDS, I'm feeling a lot of intense and mixed feelings. I was a young men are still under 30 about to come out as queer in 1981 and I did the next year and I was terrified with so many other game in a quiet HIV myself. And I entered it terribly dark period because one of the distinguishing features of this disease has been the stigma. So the anniversary holds intense feelings for me 40 years back. And then, of course, a sense of great humility. Not not not, uh, Clem enjoy, but humble appreciation for the privileges that have meant that I'm still alive and able to talk with you today. Talk about what was going on in South Africa. I mean, South Africa, South Africa was pretty quickly impacted along with Uganda, notably, what were the conversations like in South Africa, so the overwhelmingly hit for sexual shape of the epidemic in Africa only became apparent a bit later in Uganda, as Iraqis say. The empty villages syndrome in the mid 19 eighties and then in South Africa with the onset of democracy after 1984 with the Mandela presidency. So they they were complex political issues. AIDS was a highly political disease. AIDS revolutionized approach to treatment to activism. To doctor patient relationships. It revolutionized our approach to marginalize groups like people like myself. We're men, sex workers, other marginalized groups, people using drugs. So we mustn't talk only in funereal, solemn grieving terms about the epidemic. We have to recognize that deep within that rightfully funereal feeling about the epidemic. They were also acts of extraordinary courage. When the anti retroviral drugs were introduced into the market. Edwin what changed also, what did not change what has not changed to start with your second question. Marco is the Lingering shame the lingering stigma. I think it's to do with the fact that it's it's a sexually transmitted disease that has not changed as much as I thought it would. And what did change was The drugs. They stopped the virus in its tracks. It is remarkable it is near miraculous. And it isn't miraculous. Of course, we must remember that this was a medical breakthrough largely paid for Marco by public money in North America. Um, many of the key drugs were developed by your National Institute of Health's by the C D. C by university. I think of Virginia. I might be getting it wrong here by Other universities and then the patent holders got hold of them and took them and said, We're not going to make them available in Africa. I was gonna ask you it was miraculous. But what did you feel? Edwin? When you realized most people would not be able to afford these life saving drugs, I felt an impelling sense of urgency to to join the struggle to make the drugs available to everyone, of course, at that point in Africa. There were 30 to 40 million people who faced death a terrible, lingering death and we could not let that happen. Zackie Achmat could not let that happen. And his confederates and the treatment action campaign. They confronted the drug companies and eventually, with the assistance of the Clinton and Gates, foundations in 2000 and two the former companies backed off. I'm speaking with South African lawyer Edwin Cameron, who spent many years of his life speaking out as an HIV AIDS activist, You know, I think about the timeline of Covid. We went from knowing virtually nothing about it to having in under a year, several effective vaccines. I think about HIV. A year after the CDC's report came out on June 5th 1981 about the pandemic, there still wasn't a name for the virus. People were using grid gay related immune deficiency. What is the biggest Most important lesson from the HIV AIDS pandemic that you can that you can pass on to advocates and activists on today's Covid 19 pandemic. So we transform public policy by enraged, contained savvy, strategic well directed principled activism. That's what got us the treatments with AIDS. It's what got us The breakthrough, which was a treatment breakthrough, rather than a chemical or scientific or laboratory breakthrough, so I think that's the most important thing, And it's a lesson not just for disease or for the doctor patient relationship all for the epidemiological relationship with the former companies. It's a lesson for our lives. It's a lesson for young people in the United States and and in Africa that by activist interventions can change our world. And briefly. What should the rage about Covid be? There is good cause for a judge. I'm an African. I'm a white African armies South African. I'm 68 years old, have not yet been vaccinated. But the raid should be directed at the fact that we do not see this as a worldwide calamity. Canada holding vaccines, Western Europe porting vaccines. It is shameful. That is wrong. And it is, of course. Like so many unprincipled and unjust things in public health. It's also very bad public health. Send Africa your vaccines and you will protect yourselves. Don't vaccinate your kids and teenagers before everyone in Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world has been vaccinated. That's what we should be feeling rage or not now. Edwin Cameron is a pioneer in the movement to fight HIV AIDS in South Africa. Edwin thank you very much for reflecting on the past 40 years with us What a joy. Thank you Marker. If you've ever had to flee your home country.
"hiv aids" Discussed on Science Friday
"Friday my reflejo where continuing our conversation with dr anthony. Fauci about forty years of hiv and aids in the us. How much we've learned. How much is is still unknown about the illness that was so frightening for decades ago. I wanna play a clip from another science friday. Show twenty six years ago back in nineteen ninety five. You're on the show with bob. Gallo who code discovered that hiv was the virus responsible for aids. And in this show. We talked about the latest. Hiv aids treatments that had been discovered and discussed all the things. We still don't know about the virus. This was twenty six years ago. And i brought up the point that it seemed like. There's a lot we don't know about the human immunity system and how hiv plays into it compared to how much we know about other systems in the body. And that got some pushback from both of you. Pop gallo does this mean we really don't understand the human the human immunity system that well very often scientists will say we don't know anything we don't know much we're just scratching the surface. I feel on a relative scale. We quite a bit about hiv relative to other viruses. And i think the field of is rather well developed field However you can you can make the argument away way. Somebody says we know nothing. You can argue. That's ridiculous so you can say we know an awful lot say the same thing but being more i'd rather punt that right to dr fauci took issue with with the with the point that was made that we know everything about all other other systems but we don't know much about the immune system. I disagree strongly with that. I mean if you look at the neurological system which we know a lot. There are more mysteries in the neurological system. Then you could even imagine and the endocrine system variety of systems. I don't think the immune system is any much further off in the amount we understand. Don't understand. I think the point that made is a very good point and i think that's the reason there's a lot of confusion. We know an awful lot about hiv. We know how the virus works. We know how the virus destroys the body's immune system but we don't know everything and that's the reason why the kinds of discoveries that was made by bob and others most recently adds more to the store of knowledge but to say that we know very very little about it i think is is is over exaggerating or to say that we know everything is certainly on naive. Oversimplification with making step-by-step progress. There's a ways to go but we do know an awful lot about it. First of all dr fauci. It's great to be reminded that you've been a straight talker for all of these years and not afraid to speak your mind of in hindsight. Did we know a lot about hiv at this time. Yes we did know an awful lot about at one of the things that the as the years went by ira that really was i say A little bit disturbing if not quite disturbing. Was that the full realization. That when you present the antigen and the form of an envelope trimmer or on whatever mechanism you're using in your vaccine platform that the body doesn't make broadly neutralizing antibody and when you have a virus. That continually mutates and changes because of the pressure of the immune system. That you've gotta get anybody's that are broadly neutralizing to all rations of the virus when you get a disease like measles. Measles doesn't change a heck of a lot over decades much less within a person over a period of months to years. So that's why you just need anybody's against the appropriate component of the virus to block it. That was the thing that we still don't know yet. Ira exactly how to induce broadly neutralizing antibodies against hiv. Our getting any closer. We are. And i think we're getting closer because we're using very sophisticated technology of structure based vaccine design whereby using cry electron microscopy and looking at the right confirmation. That would in fact trigger the b. cell lineage. So that you can actually trigger the appropriate lineages to coax it along to get to the point of making broadly neutralizing antibodies. That might require an approach. Back sinology that we've never had to do before is to give sequentially immunizations with a modified form of the image in to continue the path to broadly neutralizing antibodies. So you're saying Just constantly giving people booster shots. Well yeah sorta i mean. Version of a booster shot. Will you bring it to one point of differentiation. And then you bring it to the next so that you get to the point where you really do have broadly neutralizing antibodies. And how far along are you on this. How are they going to be human trials on this. I believe so. I mean there are certainly the only human trials that have gone to face. Three are the ones that are not going. After broadly neutralizing antibodies that are going after other types of immune responses. But the ones that are going to be going for the broad neutralizing antibodies are in phase one trial and hopefully when we get enough information. Proceed to face to way to be. And then ultimately the face three compared to forty years ago our collective worry about hiv aids has largely down of course put. It hasn't gone away. I mean i want to cite a two thousand nineteen report where more than half of new hiv diagnoses in the. Us happened in southern states. And of those african american men made up a disproportionate number of those cases. How did this dramatic demographic shift happen. Well it happened. I believe because of the accessibility of counseling accessibility to crap accessibility to.
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"Life. But it's totally unlivable. The air pressure. There is really high. Like what you'd find deep in the ocean here on earth has these hurricane force winds that just blow constantly and a very thick atmosphere with lots of carbon dioxide and even clouds of toxic sulfuric acid that trap heat so even though mercury is closer to the sun. venus is actually the hottest landed at around nine hundred degrees. So we're not we're not going to send probes down to the surface with a rover and like we've done on mars right that's right. It's a really difficult planet. Descended over to the other has been spacecraft of winning on surfaced before because of the heat the conditions there the spacecraft didn't last very long only less than two hours actually so we are sending missions to venus. But yeah won't be. It won't be a rover mission like we did with mars because we're really interested in those mysterious clouds and there were there were hints recently that there might be life in there somehow right. We have a lot of questions about venus's atmosphere also the surface of venus and so these two missions the first is called davinci and that's spacecraft. That will care shoot down to the surface of venus and take measurements in images in study the composition of its atmosphere on the way down. Either were there was a publication last year that scientists in which scientists claimed that they might have found traces of life in the atmosphere around venus and those results have since been contested. It's not really clear if that's the case but that study will help us determine you know kind of once fall whether that that's possible and then the second mission very toss that's an that's gonna move around the planet and use radar to map the terrain and the elevations of venus's surface and use infrared to figure out what kind of rocks are down there. And whether they're still volcanic activity on venus right. That's great there's a there's other cool space news. We learned this week that a piece of space debris hit the international space station. Whoa.
"hiv aids" Discussed on Queer as Fact
"Financial mismanagement and the problems and gossip folded. Not long after. That sounds like it. So in july. Nine hundred seventy seven was released on bail and he began work on founding. And you gay organization which would come to be known as the gay and lesbian organization of water surround which i the geographical area including harrisburg was a catchy. I'm just thinking about gorgeous ladies of wrestling. That's all of this short. Maybe i could have made up sometimes. Crossover episode like this around the same higher. I think i think it is. This is the yeah so two weeks coexistent with the same acronym is just a good name. Yeah so simon describes here's glow as committed to fight for the rights of gay and lesbian people in townships the founders discussed whether it should be a black Bought eventually agreed that it should allow both black and white members. Okay while simon's by conditions prevented him from attending the founding meeting. he wasn't allowed into the townships and he wasn't allowed me with molten three people at a time but he was elected in abstentia as the group's co chair so serious question. he's not allowed in the townships because of his bail conditions but he's not allowed out of the townships because he's black whereas he meant to be. I don't know i do know that. He definitely struggled to find somewhere to live at this time. But i don't know exactly what like air is. He legally was allowed to live in. Yeah i mean there must be some capacity to live outside of a township like when he lived with andrea earlier he was not in township. Yeah yeah sorry. Black paper were expected to carry papers with them like. Id papers with them all the time. And you could have on those papers information about your employment and therefore permission to live in certain areas job so it's possible that that would be available to him. Had he had a job. He was also struggling to get a job because he's a political prisoner. He's still got a court every day table night who he is like. Obviously people aren't going to employ him but yeah that's the situation but two months off the founding of glow in june nineteen eighty eight. Simon was acquitted. His friends welcome hiring with a surprise party at leeds. Chabane women meetings were held a lease my favorite venue in south africa. Yeah so. I've never been the venue ipod where we are. Probably not so. I was very successful. They offered a monthly newsletter up. They set up working groups on barris issues affecting the quake and they soon had chapters throughout your house bug when you say the quick community. Yeah with doing seeings flake. Trans people like. What's the situation there in south africa. I don't really knowledgeable. Honest like i know that they did have specifically lesbian groups and they have specifically lesbian newsletter. The when they held their first pride march which is going to be two years from when we're talking about nineteen ninety one of the people who spike that did explicitly mentioned in like an. Npr's waiting the trans and intersex people gain lesbian people. But i just don't know what what i was doing around that. I just monday because when you sort of set for founding mission of glow it was like foot the rights of gay and lesbian paypal account temps. Yeah exactly and they do as a lot of people. Do they do this time. He is gay and lesbian queer. Pretty entertaining and it's not always clear. Who is actually falling onto that query umbrella yet warriors and we've already established that at least some people in the townships kind of Flight line yes gender identities and sexual identities so this probably also of that going on. Yeah and that's kind of what. I was wondering whether it flacco limitation on the language that used a whether it actually describes the gay and lesbian actually describes the yet. I think it's probably a bit of I would guess partly it's a limitation of language. Partly it's the kind of concessions and i'm generalizing here from around. The world generally marched catered to gain lesbian people. Yeah maybe one that we can do an episode on a trans south african landell yep size simon still hadn't publicly come out as a positive but one aspect of gloria that. He was very involved with was the heyday aids activism. He had glories aids working group and he also founded barris other organizations to support people living with hiv aids in townships aids was generally viewed as a white gay disease and side. There wasn't a lot of knowledge among black gay community about aids and many of them believed that they won risk because they went white. Sorry the what he did was a lot of educational walk around teaching people about aids and about safe sex being heavily linked with glory and the gay community. These project struggled to receive government. Funding one department of health representative is quoted as saying eight is not a problem in this country. Miss x reality is illegal and we don't have homosexuals so we don't have aids. I can't believe there are always just politicians going around like we don't have gays. Yeah yeah mitt. Romney or someone else did this off this like. It's just one of those things. Like i can come to terms with you. Paying opposed to quintas. Yeah managed to pretend it's not here. I mean denying reality is walk. Conservative politicians do on many issues as part of his work. Simon traveled not just about south africa but internationally speaking back to experience as a black gay man and meeting with gay and anti-apartheid groups around the world so since the early nineteen eighties. South africa's white government had gradually been doing into internal and international pressure to reform the apartheid system in february of nineteen ninety key anti-apartheid figure. Nelson mandela was released after twenty seven years in prison and the ban on the african national congress was lifted. If we'd had alcohol like taking the drink is how am for you. Mentioned was in most times and i know he's here now. The government began to enter into negotiations with the african national congress. Ultimately moving towards a national election in which people of all races would be able to participate and to the creation of a new south african constitution the gay community began to discuss that place within this and in particular what attitudes towards homosexuality the african national congress would bring to these negotiations Sorry the anti was not outright homophobic but it was thompson..
"hiv aids" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Mortgage talking text line, Jeff, I don't think this is unreasonable if they don't want to disclose whether or not just wear a mask either way, Um, Jeff, where does it stop Identifying people with HIV AIDS Any STDs? Every bad policy has a beginning. Well, if this was a different sort of situation Would perhaps have a different perspective on it. But this isn't this is this Is Cove it as we're coming out of the pandemic, and from the perspective of the business. What the business is trying to do, at least in my opinion is they're trying to assure customers who might be uncomfortable coming out in public. Hey, that don't don't worry. You know, we have verified that this employee behind the counter who's not wearing that we're not letting were saying to the employee. You don't have to wear a mask anymore. But we're giving you that assurance that Hey, they've demonstrated to us that they have been vaccinated. Okay? I mean, the alternative, I guess is, you know the employees can continue to wear the mask if they choose, But obviously this is the incentive one the incentives for the employees to get Themselves vaccinated so they don't have to be standing at the checkout line wearing the mask. 85561616 20 del in West Allis rental be TMJ. All right. Um, I just wanted to point out I had to. I had to do this. Um, and with an employer, whatever they actually if we were vaccinated, and we wanted to not have to wear a mask, we had to sign a UN agreement form and the two things I thought were interesting on the agreement form was one. You're willing to let your employer be able to look and see that you had, in fact been vaccinated. And then the other thing was that even though I was saying I was vaccinated, I still was agreeing to follow. Any Um, company policies as far going forward as far as wearing a mask or social distance. Say so even though I was doing it, so I didn't have to wear a mask. At work. They were still saying, Yeah, but if at any time we want everybody to go back to wearing masks, we got this vaccinating. You had to go. And I think I think you know, I think a lot of employers are kind of taking a similar position of that, Jeff. This is workplace discrimination treating employees differently. Depending on the line of work. It could affect earnings like sales jobs. Well, okay. First of all, that this is a supermarket. So I guess you change the facts, maybe changes a little bit, but workplace discrimination treating employees differently. I mean, look, employees do get treated differently, for example, for health insurance, If you many, many companies give depending on how you want to look at it. If you're a non smoker, you get Break or if you're a smoker, you get penalized. You know you you have to If you if you're gonna you're gonna pay more. I mean, they treat different employees differently. So, yeah, you're you're doing that. The question is, Is it rational? And is it unfair? And I guess that's That's where my hang up is, And I guess I don't think it's that big a deal necessarily, Um, let's see Jeff to the person who compared this to identifying people with HIV. They're not identifying. If someone has a disease or an illness, they're identifying someone who has been vaccinated. I believe it's a completely different concept. I would tend to agree with that. As well. But on top of that, they're not saying to the person who hasn't been vaccinated that you can't work there. They're not there. You can come in you. You could work. You could do the job. We just want you to wear the mask. But we want to send a message to our customers that when you come in, and you see employees who aren't wearing the masks, we have verified that they have, in fact been vaccinated, and that's verified by the logo. That's there, Jeff in No way. Is this acceptable? So if a person has a different medical condition should they advertise that as well? So much for keeping your medical history private. Let me just make a point here because sometimes people get lost in this and we get lost in the well. It's a violation of hippo rules, for example, no it no, it's not. Hip up as a general general rule. Hip applies to medical providers like hip it. Hippo will say if you get treated at a at a clinic, right without your permission, that clinic can't reduce your can't release your medical records. Hip applies to like the doctors that you might see hip applies. If if you're going into a hospital HIPPA applies again is a general rule to medical treatment. It doesn't apply to No. A supermarket. So you know the employees of supermarket they can. The employer can ask you questions about your medical health. But beyond that, though, If you don't want to disclose this, it's no problem. You just wear the mask. The idea is where you know you if you don't want to wear the mask, and I certainly understand why people don't want to wear the mask. 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"hiv aids" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"New and existing programs through the HRC Foundation to make transformational change for LGBT Q. Black and Latin next communities that are being impacted by HIV, and it ranges from ensuring that we provide resource is at historically black colleges and universities engaging an increased testing as well as driving awareness, so this should mean that it will be easier for people to get the Treatment that they need to get the counseling that they need That kind of thing. Absolutely this this funding will allow us to make it easier for people to get testing to get information to make sure that they're informed about HIV, because unfortunately, the resource is have not been as coordinated as we would like them to be to have an impact that scale. I wonder whether there's still a huge stigma in the black community against HIV AIDS. I think on on a whole people are becoming a much more aware of HIV AIDS. But we also have to appreciate that there are some gaps generational that the information that we received in the 19 eighties about HIV and AIDS, unfortunately, has not translated to the younger populations. That's Alfonzo David, president of the human rights campaign. The nation's largest LGBT Q advocacy group, Coming up teaching kids about the African roots of New Orleans jazz. That's next on the CBS News weekend Round up. Most people know that Mr Clean Magic Eraser removes crayon it scuff marks from walls. But did you know it even cleans tough kitchen and bathroom message that it's sometimes tough to tackle. Just went squeeze any race. Great soap scum on your bathtub. He raised cloudy hard water spots in your shower. He raced, burnt on Stovetop messes. So for all your tough kitchen and bathroom messes, Try Mr Clean Magic Eraser. Pain is complex and frequently does not respond to conventional treatments..
"hiv aids" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Dr Kevin O'Connor says the injury has healed. Biden suffered a hairline fractures in his foot after he slipped while playing with his dog. More Americans. They're rolling up their sleeves for covert 19 shots. Nearly 40 million doses of the Corona virus vaccine had been given out across the U. S. CDC says. That's out of over 59 million doses of the two cove in 19 vaccines that have been distributed across the country. The polar vortex is creating dangerously cold conditions from Montana to the western Great Lakes, windshield warnings and advisories. Posted in the Dakotas and Minnesota through Monday. The mercury dropped to 36 degrees below zero this morning in ST Croix, Minnesota, just north of the twin cities. The National Weather Service says Wind chills could hit 50 below in some parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Today, the countdown to kickoff for Super Bowl 55 is on reporter Vicki Win is getting ready. Tom Brady thinks on Patrick Mahomes this weekend. And how you watch the Super Bowl is probably going to be ah, little different during the pandemic. From how you celebrate and watching the cold to what you eat to make sure you're safe and socially distant if you're having guests over, Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert and president, Biden's chief medical advisor, says this isn't the right time to be hosting a big watch party. Rather, he says, Americans should just lay low as they enjoy the game. Today, you're listening to the latest on NBC News radio, the Federal Trade Commission says no one should be posting images to social Media of covert 19. Fascination cards in FT. C Block, Post says. Those who want to tell the world about getting the vaccine should also be aware the VAX cards have personal information. The card show a person's full name, date of birth vaccination, information and other personal data, which could be used by identity thieves. So instead of posting that the FTC recommends sharing a pic of the white or Orange vaccine sticker handed out at the vaccination station because the sticker has no personal info. Today is more than Super Bowl Sunday. It's also national black HIV AIDS awareness. Day. Dr. Laura Cheever says that if the current HIV diagnosis rates persist, about half of gay black men will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime. We can certainly end the epidemic in us in the next 10 years, but we need to get people tested. We need to get them on treatment because when someone is virally suppressed, have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to the sexual partner. She says that right now, 85.2% of black men being treated for HIV are virally suppressed. The goal is to get that figure to 100% since the AIDS epidemic began, more than 650,000 people have died from AIDS in the U. S. According to the CDC. Four people are dead after being buried by an avalanche in northern Utah for others survived yesterday's Russia's snow in Millcreek Canyon and were able to dig themselves out. The incident came just a week after a Utah man was caught in a deadly avalanche just a few miles from where Saturday's tragedy occurred. Aaron Rodgers is the NFL's most valuable player for 2020. The announcement came last night at the NFL Honors show in Tampa. The Green Bay quarterback is one of six players to be named the league's M V P three times. In his acceptance statement, Roger said the season was an extraordinary one with few or no fans in the stands. Despite that, he said, he managed to play some of the best football of his career. He also revealed some of the off the field news, confirming that he is in fact engaged to actress shelling. Woodley Lisa Taylor, NBC news radio. You know what.
Embracing sexuality as a person of faith with Pastor Alex Pittaway
"We're joined by alex piece away. Who is a gay passer from. He's been alex welcome. Thanks so much. I wanna ask you now. You are a reverend. what do we call you. Is it like the queen. Reverend i after all look just postures just alex titles such ranks so called. Alex lit for the lord. Sure what god one bless you. I've never heard that you discover the podcast through gay christian bible study. I think there has to be the first time anyone had about the gays revolting through a christian bible. Study that you know of in a positive It was actually It was the first month that i moved to brisbane and someone who's a really great Sort of leader in our church. He was running a group. A bible study for gay christians and he affectionately called homo group and he invited me along one night because a lot of people in my church go there. And so we We're looking at a pace of scripture which talks about being counter cultural as a reference point. It was this podcast And people were discussing. What gaza garage in the vein of being sort of counter cultural. And they're sort of version of counter. Cultural will being counter cultural by being quia by being gay by being lgbt. I and Being christian being spiritual at the same time And so yeah it was. it was through here that That i i had it Gosh that would have been way back in two thousand eighteen. I think july august. And how long have we been doing show by we've shed a lot of biblical moments on. It's not a surprise to me that they might be studying your trips to wait on. Wellington dotting the alex. You're the possible for church. Made up mostly of lgbt on people who've been rejected from mainstream churches yes so Mcc has been around in brisbane for forty five years And you know we've been cold at the church For gay people We've been cold especially during the eighties and nineties. The the church that has aids We have an aids quilt by sydney congregation in brisbane congregation. And for a while we were the only people who would do funerals for people who died of aids in nineteen eighty s and ninety s And we lost about one third of all of pastas globally. hiv aids. Yes so we're very much a church run by the people. It's called dumb. If you're a church history node like me then Congregational model of church. Which means that the church decides the pasta is the church decides what direction even what beliefs the church has is very much a grassroots organization. And it's not so much sort of top heavy pasta decides everything Organizations is much more much more grassroots than that overall. Unfortunately in australia the landscape spiritually is very very tough for gay people. I think melbourne is probably the most a gay affirming city in terms of church. Wise there are just many many more gay affirming congregations. When i say affirming it means you don't just have to sit at the back and we'll take your money but don't you think that you can get married or anything else. It's people know we will do your marriage. We will Support your relationships we. We're not trying to secretly ten. You straight we don't think you're going to hell. And we fully welcome you. So there's many of those In melbourne including mcc melbourne including several anglican churches several uniting churches in sydney. This probably about five or six in brisbane. There's just three out of hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of churches. And it's it's sad because you know in america despite america being a much more conservative place in indianapolis the city that i studied in to be a pasta. There are something like thirty five. Well affirming churches
UNAIDS calls on countries to step up global action and proposes bold new HIV targets for 2025
"Should adopt ambitious new targets to tackle hiv aids to avoid hundreds of thousands of additional infections and deaths from the disease linked to the covid nineteen pandemic the un said on thursday citing data showing the pandemic's long-term impact on global hiv response. Un aid said that there could be up to nearly three hundred thousand additional new hiv infections between now and two thousand and twenty two and up to one hundred and forty eight thousand more aids related deaths. This collective faded to invest sufficiently in comprehensive rights-based people. Scented hiv responses has come at a terrible price. Said winning be anemia executive director of you and aids. She added that the only way to get the global response against hiv aids. Back on track was by tackling the inequalities on which epidemics thrive although countries in sub saharan africa including swan and ezra teeny have achieved or even exceeded targets. Set for two thousand twenty. Many more countries are falling way behind urinate said in a new report called prevailing against pandemics. Its proposed targets for twenty twenty five focus on a high coverage of hiv and reproductive and sexual health services together with the removal of punitive laws policies. Stigma and discrimination. If these targets are met the world will be back on track to ending aids as a public health threat. By twenty thirty the agency
Special Edition Echo Red Available
"As you may know coming up this week is world. Aids day and amazon is getting in on the action to raise money for this Very worthwhile cause and how are they doing this well. They have just launched an echo device. The new generation won the fourth generation. But it is a red one so the fabric is read. It's a limited edition echo red and it's to help Bring awareness and raise money for a couple of Great causes In particular If you buy one of these devices the red one amazon will donate ten dollars from the sale of every one of those devices to the global fund to support covid nineteen response and hiv aids programs in the sub saharan africa. So this is wonderful so if you want to get a special edition read echo and support a very worthwhile cause at the same time. Then you may be interested in picking up one of these now. Here's the thing because it's actually black friday week if you will. They're actually on sale as well. So the regular price of these are normally one twenty nine ninety nine hundred thirty bucks but right now. They are on sale for ninety. So it's forty dollars off. If you want to go straight to this particular device you can use. My phillies link a. l. e. x. Eighteen canada dot ca slash echo red and. That'll take you right to the
Kenneth Cole Says, Fashion Is What I Do, It's Not Who I Am
"To thrilled to have Kenneth Cole, who's joining us to have an important conversation about a topic That Kenneth has a really passionate perspective on We managed to speak a few weeks ago and I'm I'm delighted to have you here today and Kenneth, I wanted to ask start asking the question. Are you really doing today? So I guess we're going to speak about that but I'm okay and but what made reference to is probably the single most asked the question every day of the every day of the week, every everywhere in the world and the one most rarely answered. but in this time of Cova did. Doing more reflecting and looking inside out and and try to. Come to terms with all that. So I guess we're going to speak about. Today. Exactly. I wanted to start with. This idea. In the title of today's talk which is. You know mental health as the other pandemic. I mean we've all been really focused of course on this deadly virus that's still spreading all around the world. But perhaps less discussed an equally important topic is a mental health. Pandemic and you know one could argue that actually. This is something that predates Kovic but the current situation has really kind of amplified the importance of this discussion. So why don't we start there talk to us a little bit about your perspectives on why we should be treating this as the other pandemic as it were. So I, I don't know people know might might might resume my experience but I worked I lived in the world of HIV for thirty years and I campaign about HIV AIDS in nineteen, eighty five, and known as talking about it was everybody's minds some few people's lips because of the stigma devastation of Sigmund. If you presumed to be part of this at risk community, you were stigmatized in every regard in in your life and I did that adjoined the board of Amfar I was the chairman of for fourteen. Years. I. Stepped Away from that about a year and a half ago and it became apparent to me that there was this other public health crisis that was so much bigger in. So many ways that I it was oblivious to in in. in the ordinary course in wanted to people today still HIV but it became clear that one in four live with mental condition. And that I argue is not one in four it's four because if it is someone, you love somebody in your family in the community here in the workplace but we're all living with mental health conditions and and we're all struggling with it. Different Ways in how do you? How do you deal with The the Amenity of it and also the practical aspects of it so So that was. That was pre covert and that was the the So I set out down this road and I said I was asked by some friends at me if I would consider working on the stigmatize stigmatization initiative for health and. and it seemed like a lot of people were focusing on this. I knew little about it. I had hardly the credentials not a clinician. I'm not a psychiatrist not mental for some that public health person. But I am a branding person I'm a perceptive perspective person I mean that's a perception person. That's what we do in fashions we do in our business and that's what I did with HIV for years. And and I figured I'll do it but only if I could really build a coalition because. You can't you need to. This needs to be cultural shift is can't just be put out there kind of a new narrative, a new vocabulary new way to talk about mental health that wasn't debilitating. But in fact, empowering I five psychiatrist for definition of depression, I get five different answers and none of them were empowering. So nobody's going to own it. No one's going to. Discuss the circumstances that way. But meanwhile, it's so pervasive and it is so debilitating and. A million people you know two hundred. Thousand people died in the US from from Covid as of now about and and it's getting larger a million people are going to die from suicide this year and this is not something that we even realized how. How how pervasive is concerns are, and and the reality is is a two-thirds people with mental. The health conditions live at exists. So in the shadows and they're not comfortable dressing in, they don't know how to address. It certainly gives me build this coalition. Everybody end we systematically Nami says were in, and then we went to the We went to the suicide prevention line in. crisis text line and Mental Health America and and child mind and jet founded. She went to the twenty five largest mental health. Organizations the country they all said world will support. It will bring resources to it will empower to degree we're able and and and you're able.
The Blood of the Future Could be Made in a Lab
"Okay I'm assuming people just didn't start thinking about making lab producer artificial blood during this pandemic. How long has research in this field been going on scientists have been experimenting with lab, Produce Blood for decades but due to issues of funding or skill ability or just now seeing the start of clinical trials. and. Even though we're all really thinking about corona virus right now, what really accelerated our work blood substitutes was actually another virus. That was the HIV AIDS epidemic in the Nineteen Eighty S. The evidence was that the cause was not only something new. But something transmitted by blood Thousands of people were infected with HIV, through blood transfusions. This was before the blood supply could be tested for HIV in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five. So it made people really scared there was panic going on I remember my grandparents being fearful about the blood supply people before they had surgery would have their own blood extracted so they could use during surgery. There were all these fears about whether the blood supply was safe yeah, and that's when A. Lot of my sources told me we started shifting our national attention to looking at the blood supply. We realized it had to be tested. It had to be controlled, and we had to dump a lot of blood during that time because it was contaminated I spoke to one of the researchers who's been studying blood since the late nineteen eighties, his name is Dr George Daily. He's now the Dean of Harvard Medical School and he runs a lab there that studies this. Ultimately through various public health measures and very aggressive testing, very sensitive and specific testing. For HIV, the blood supply was made extremely safe. But as we've seen in recent years with the emergence of new pathogens whether it's Zeka war Ebola or. Recently coverted. There's always a worry about new infections that can contaminate the blood again, raising the value and importance of being able to more carefully controlled manufacturer and presentation of blood through a different system. That different system, he's alluding to is one where blood could be made in a lab. Okay and we're going to break down those new developments in just a bit but first Nora can you explain what do you need to make blood? Well just a refresher from probably what we learned in high school biology blood is made up of different parts. You've got the red blood cells, they carry oxygen. You've got white blood cells, they fight infection. Then there's plasma that carries nutrients, salts, proteins, and then there are platelets they make your blood clot when you get a cut. All of these parts are important because they all serve different functions so far no one has come up with a complete replacement, one total package for all of these functions. Instead different research groups are focusing on trying to produce the individual parts of blood. There's been some early testing of red blood cell substitutes including. Jehovah's Witnesses because most don't accept blood transfusions as part of their religion. But. Most of the momentum that I saw in my reporting was with labs trying to grow their own platelets. One of the top researchers doing this is Dr. Cedric of art and he's a consultant hematologist who leads a research group in transfusion medicine at Cambridge University? Rather important seven will be the small cell in the body, but equally if you don't have enough lateness. The bleeding symptom saw a really horrendous. Can I just stop right here and say I am shocked the platelets or the smallest cell in the body there's a lot of small cells in the body I know I know I was shocked when he said that too I had to go back and double check but it's true they are and even though platelets are so small they're really powerful. They're really important for patients undergoing chemotherapy or people who sustain traumatic injuries because they often receive platelet transfusions, but they're also quite finicky. They can only be stored for about five days and they have to be sort of stirred around to keep them from going bad. Leaving Jam Joel, Rubin on New Kitchen surface for five days zero. Gross stuff. So part of the reason he's trying to figure out how to manufacture them in the lab in vitro is because platelets are usually in the shortest supply because they have that shorter shelf life and when you say in vitro, you mean basically in a petri dish. Yep, that's right. That's in vitro. Got It. All right. So this makes sense I mean it's kind of like how you have to buy milk every week while if you drink milk which I don't. But flower can last a month or so yup. Yeah. Exactly. Right. So I get why platelets need a bit more backup but I'm still trying to figure out my head how they actually make more of them in a lab. You know what I mean. Now platelets don't just reproduce own you need stem cells to make them.
The Blood of the Future Could be Made in a Lab
"I'm assuming people just didn't start thinking about making lab producer artificial blood during this pandemic. How long has research in this field been going on scientists have been experimenting with lab, Produce Blood for decades but due to issues of funding or skill ability or just now seeing the start of clinical trials. and. Even though we're all really thinking about corona virus right now, what really accelerated our work blood substitutes was actually another virus. That was the HIV AIDS epidemic in the Nineteen Eighty S. The evidence was that the cause was not only something new. But something transmitted by blood Thousands of people were infected with HIV, through blood transfusions. This was before the blood supply could be tested for HIV in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five. So it made people really scared there was panic going on I remember my grandparents being fearful about the blood supply people before they had surgery would have their own blood extracted so they could use during surgery. There were all these fears about whether the blood supply was safe yeah, and that's when A. Lot of my sources told me we started shifting our national attention to looking at the blood supply. We realized it had to be tested. It had to be controlled, and we had to dump a lot of blood during that time because it was contaminated I spoke to one of the researchers who's been studying blood since the late nineteen eighties, his name is Dr George Daily. He's now the Dean of Harvard Medical School and he runs a lab there that studies this. Ultimately through various public health measures and very aggressive testing, very sensitive and specific testing. For HIV, the blood supply was made extremely safe. But as we've seen in recent years with the emergence of new pathogens whether it's Zeka war Ebola or. Recently coverted. There's always a worry about new infections that can contaminate the blood again, raising the value and importance of being able to more carefully controlled manufacturer and presentation of blood through a different system. That different system, he's alluding to is one where blood could be made in a lab. Okay and we're going to break down those new developments in just a bit but first Nora can you explain what do you need to make blood? Well just a refresher from probably what we learned in high school biology blood is made up of different parts. You've got the red blood cells, they carry oxygen. You've got white blood cells, they fight infection. Then there's plasma that carries nutrients, salts, proteins, and then there are platelets they make your blood clot when you get a cut. All of these parts are important because they all serve different functions so far no one has come up with a complete replacement, one total package for all of these functions. Instead different research groups are focusing on trying to produce the individual parts of blood. There's been some early testing of red blood cell substitutes including. Jehovah's Witnesses because most don't accept blood transfusions as part of their religion. But. Most of the momentum that I saw in my reporting was with labs trying to grow their own platelets. One of the top researchers doing this is Dr. Cedric of art and he's a consultant hematologist who leads a research group in transfusion medicine at Cambridge University? Rather important seven will be the small cell in the body, but equally if you don't have enough lateness. The bleeding symptom saw a really horrendous. Can I just stop right here and say I am shocked the platelets or the smallest cell in the body there's a lot of small cells in the body I know I know I was shocked when he said that too I had to go back and double check but it's true they are and even though platelets are so small they're really powerful. They're really important for patients undergoing chemotherapy or people who sustain traumatic injuries because they often receive platelet transfusions, but they're also quite finicky. They can only be stored for about five days and they have to be sort of stirred around to keep them from going bad. Leaving Jam Joel, Rubin on New Kitchen surface for five days zero. Gross stuff. So part of the reason he's trying to figure out how to manufacture them in the lab in vitro is because platelets are usually in the shortest supply because they have that shorter shelf life and when you say in vitro, you mean basically in a petri dish. Yep, that's right. That's in vitro. Got It.
The coronavirus may surge this Australian winter. Here's why
"Monday the first of June the first of winter. And give it is beginning of winter. Maybe we could talk about whether we can expect things to get worse as we come into the called a months. Do We know Norman? What effect it has? On covid nineteen transmission, the short answer to that question is that the experts think it probably will make a difference, but it depends in which environment you're in so in countries where you've got a rising epidemic, pandemic or very large numbers of cases, you probably won't notice the difference of winter, but you could in places like Australia in New Zealand where we've got very little virus around in a small increase could give you a significant blip. And essentially what we're talking about here is that we're indoors more more likely to transmit the virus to other people indoors. We've spoken about before is the high risk area it could be that the environment in winter favors the virus as well because it does other corona viruses, so you would expect it to get a little bit worse winter, but you might not notice it in amongst the noise in countries like the United States in the United Kingdom. You might notice it in Australia one of the things that we were sort of worried about. About, a few months ago is coming into winter. At the same time of these new pandemic was that perhaps it was going to coincide with the flu season, but everyone's staying harm. So is it a we? Is that still something that we're worried about? Or maybe? Is it going to be a good season for US hard to know? We are now coming back out of isolation, and maybe I'll be that seasonal flu remarriages, but there's also been quite a high uptake of influenza immunization, so it remains to be seen what we see about. Flu But you would expect seasonal flu to make a bit of a resurgence as we get out and about a bit more over the next few weeks. Another thing that we were hearing a bit more over the weekend about was this name that just won't go away. The Ruby Princess so passengers on board. The Ruby Princess cruise have have led to one of the biggest current of ours clusters, but there's been another health warning issued around that boat. A cream has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Yes, you another reason not to call on crucial think, but you know just when you thought it was safe to go out here's somebody with Berko losses. The probably health artists are saying that the risk is low to other people on the ship, which it certainly lower than corona virus. Temecula losses can actually be quite infectious. Just remind you what this is this is. An inch a very very ancient disease. It's been around longer. Probably than humans have been around and was scourged, particularly in the nineteenth century, causes a lung disease, but can affects your kidneys can almost any part of your body, so it's pretty nasty and high high degree of fatality particularly if you're immune, compromised such as HIV AIDS. You can get clusters of tuberculosis. I covered the story a story a few years ago and outbreak of tuberculosis in Adelaide and when the traced back the outbreak, it was sprayed. It was a man on boss. He caught the bus each morning from the Adelaide hills down into the city, and he spread it to other people on the bus. So Tobacco can be infectious, but it's not as infectious as corona virus. Do We know given byes? Lung Diseases is they a people with take a at higher risk of complications from Iris very good question. Don't know the answer to it intuitively. You'd say yes, you've got. Got Pommery TB you would be you. You'd think that you're more susceptible. although TV does funny things to your immune system, and that may affect responses well to the corona virus, because sometimes the things going on in your lungs and the immune response, they are helped to dampen the immune response to covid nineteen, so it's complicated story, but I don't think anybody's published on that yet.
AIDS activist and "The Normal Heart" playwright Larry Kramer dies at 84
"Back in the eighties when HIV aids became a crisis playwright Larry Kramer used his angry voice to raise theater goers consciousness of it later forming the game men's health crisis and then act up Larry Kramer died on Wednesday many remember in play right now aids activist Larry Kramer best known for his play the normal heart Elton John said in a statement that we have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior Lin Manuel Miranda writes on Twitter that Cramer was an extraordinary writer Rosie o'donnell called him an American hero Kramer was diagnosed with HIV in nineteen eighty nine he died of pneumonia Larry Kramer was eighty
Paul Burston: So Many Men, So Little Time
"It was nineteen eighty-eight so I would have been twenty two. I think I finished university and I devoted myself base being a full-time seen queen and I was having a lot of fun of fun. There wasn't really low drugs around that I was not that I was aware of anyway. People get drunk on beer or steal beer. Sometimes I could not that pint of that so it wasn't that kind of like glass frontier. We're happy to be seen. It was all quite behind doc windows. And it was like ultra ultraviolet lights everywhere because everyone's dandruff. On their showed there's video. Scrimmage was a novelty a video screen and a bar and you can pay money to choose videos. We should be done for videos in those days to watch pope whenever you want it to always have. Don't leave me this way by Bouncy. Cb there was always on when whenever into Harpoon Louie's that was on and there was. I WANNA dance with somebody by Whitney. Houston they take me back to those year to that place there were different of tribes within that as well so that look you had that kind of Franken Hollywood's look should. I was pretty those Saturday night at half and that was I was the only night at Heaven which I actually came out by going to heaven so I came. I didn't tell anybody I just went to have on my own and stood outside and I knew I knew there was GEICO. Having everyone knew that and I've seen something in time out magazine I think it was And I went to long understood outside. I spiked up. Hair like friendly McCullough from Akron. The bunny man. I had plucked eyebrows and makeup. I think two hearings in each year on knows that as well and I stood side for about two hours. Watching these men queuing up. None of looked tore like me. They all looked like village people and number shirts and moustaches and I couldn't. I just couldn't go in so I said as a chain smoking I went back to Waterloo train back to Richmond and university again but I went back the next Saturday and the next Saturday and then invention third week I actually picked up the courage to go in getting a little bit closer and I went down those hallowed stairs and I remember that the sense of the smell which I didn't mechanism bustos was poppers. Didn't what he wants to start old socks and you walk into this room and the first thing I heard was this guy sort of swished by saying so many men so little time extra popular tune if the time and I just turned and ran out again because it terrified me and then the funding we went back and I stood literally lately with my back against the wall. Didn't talk to anybody. Stood up against the wall looking people as nineteen of so terrified and then eventually someone talked to me and then not wanting another with that particular. One just generally without something with that particular. Someone broke my heart though. Of course best bastard but to do it come out. It wasn't the best way probably be go to pick new. Only be terrified. Puts ME IN MIND TO SWIM? You start off just you in the water. Then you float. He's on and yes and above our and then you start moving around and I. I've always tend to jump into things too much so I have my local Gay Mitchell. After goes the biggest gates and in the whole world. The time probably to do it. Yeah just throw from seven to that. I left. I'd many many many great times than many great times then over the subsequent years and there so many men so little time. Well they were yes definitely in both senses because we didn't realize then just many men. We're going to have so little time unusual. Change very very quickly became quite prophetic. Really I was making up for lost time. I had fun. I made lots of new friends. Even if you didn't the names at least at least we were together. I'm quite choosy like that. Yeah I actually had sex with somebody wants waiting for night bus into Vulgar Square. Actually in the night in the queue of the night in the kids. Yeah Yeah Yeah by. The National Gallery was no one else in the queue tempted to join in offer offer. Some kind of the neighbors and developed square knows. Days was a real hotbed activity. Whatever would come from heaven or Soho in the middle of the week and they just be. So many gay guys queuing the but Vulgar Square. Honestly say people from that period for similar stories of just like getting on the different night because you fancied some but in finding you in Eastland and you live in Richmond. Just there was. There was a hottie on the and hoping that they'd give you some wet they usually did of charity for me. Part of the fun of those of that period of my life was that you'd go out and you'd meet people and you would normally meet meet a cross section of people. I have friends all different ages. Different backgrounds and sexualities and genders much more fragmented later and I think that the sex it can victim of own success in a way. Because there wasn't there wasn't the connections after AIDS happens because that was a huge thing in my life or knows about twenty five twenty six most of my gay male friends at that point. Were some years old me because I was I I wanted to learn. I wanted to own it someone to be my older brother and teach me and show me the ropes and some and they were the ones that died so I lost all of them pretty much and then I became an aids activist and got me involved in that and the for all of the for all the things that I would not change for anything but a lot of things about the eighty S. I would never want to have back. But there was a sense of community. People did pull together and they did rally and there were. There was communication between different generations. Different tribes within within our communities. And now it is. That's true anymore. I think that there was a break in the chain because there was generation that was kind of lost to HIV AIDS. There was the generation that we're impacted by it like my generation who went to flow of grief innovation space sandwiches very traumatic. And I'm probably not really over yet still in there some degree and then it becomes a very difficult subject to talk about so you don't talk about it very often and then the younger kids come in. And they've got half of this happens. They know the history half the time when you talk to. You have no idea what was going on ten fifteen years before they were. Because why would you know? I didn't WANNA die. Young either. Must be about twenty two when I first heard about it my boyfriend at the time. Read something in one of gay papers and said we have to stop using condoms and I was like. Whoa and then I'd heard that someone I was at college with who was a mature student and he disappeared for a long period. He didn't come back after this term. I then learned on the grapevine that he was gay. Had THIS BOYFRIEND WHO AMERICAN. They basically both contracted dictionary and he died really community rapidly. I wasn't really. I didn't know he might just name to say hi to billy and he was the first person that was. I that I knew of and then the guy was living in the in the tower block with who I was very close to and it was the real mentor of mine. I moved and I went to see him one night and He was he was all something ought to buy it. The whole evening was very strange and strained and I remember asking him about how he say. Seeing somebody recently this new boyfriend and I saw how things go with a boyfriend and he said Oh. What's been difficult because he he's he's a he's upset because I don't I don't have sex now that I majorly positive. And that was how that was how he told me. And I just put the spray face on and just get through this conversation. I was absolutely shocked. Devastated because at that in that back. They're not meant to death. Sentence there was there was no treatment and I remember sitting to this dinner feeding. Obser- your phone and then getting home on the train and just crying. The whole journey home. He became really really quickly and then he was. He won't one of his dying wishes as you wanted to go to. Amsterdam you know Vietnam and his friends. Most of them were straight women elected person to take him and I went. I took him to them on this trip and I spent the whole time. What thinking he was going to die on me. And how am I going to manage to get him what I do? I was twenty four years of age. Twenty five this. It was horrendous. It was very frightening when he was hospitalized to visit him and habit. Bobi helping with things. I remember one time picking up urine bottle onto the bed and tipping acid typically myself and being paranoid even though I knew deep down that this was not something that was good pose. Any risk to me. We didn't really know people didn't really know no. There wasn't much information. And this is before lady. Diana went into the AIDS. Ward this before this sort of stuff happened it was it was still appeared it was not really spoken about if it was spoken about hushed voices and it was very frightening time and he was a very very good community minded person he he was involved in the running of the building and everyone knew who he was he would chair meetings and whatever and then after he got. L. Someone Daubed on his front door house of AIDS on his front door and then he died and I was really in the state about it and reading the papers. There was a meeting happening at the London. Lesbian Gay Entering Cow Cross Street and Farrington. Which is not no longer there but it was very popular but place back then and there was a meeting happening and his act up and I I knew I act up was happening in America. Knew what actor boss I went to this meeting. I just threw myself into it and it took up my life completely for like three years and it was way of channelling the grief because in an over over those three years it was just one funeral after another. He was just he got to the point. Where you'd actually dread answering the phone. And I used to a Filofax that was an effects back in the eighty s. My member year just taking all the names out taking people out because people are just dying all the time even my family. I mean little bits but they just did not understand why this was any different to my grandfather dying because that's expected because he's fucking eighteen easily and he smokes these ill and mentioned me dying and late. Twenties and early Thirties. It's it's completely mad. It was it was like there was a war going on but only we knew about it was the why was completely oblivious and yet within our world which is very very contains. Gay London world. There was a war going on and people were dying all around us and we were expected to carry on as normal. What you have the you do that.
The search for a coronavirus vaccine and the challenges we're facing
"Norman. Let's start with the World Health Organization. Us President Donald Trump says America is going to halt funding to the. Who and he reckons. It's because what he calls. Its failure to move faster when the virus was first emerging in China. What does this mean well? The United States of America is the largest donor to who? It's hard to know. Exactly what it? W budget is because there's a global budget for W. H. O. And in different parts of the World Health Organization gets separate budget lines like for HIV AIDS and malaria. And there's different programs in it but it's it's about the size of a large advanced country teaching hospital you'd several is maybe five or six billion dollars and America is the largest donor. It's hard to calculate. Exactly how much America gives because they get assessed for a certain amount of money. America historically is usually behind in its payments. So it's historically over many years being in arrears and so it's unclear just how much it owes. Who but it's a significant. Hit the caveat. Here's is really how much they've been giving actually being given W. H. over recent times but it's a significant hit the World Health Organization needs. Its money most. What is the value of having a global organization? That's overseeing health. At a global scale motel fog comes into its own and crises like these such as boiler and pandemic such as this humanitarian crises. And it really comes into its own in countries which are poorly resourced which don't have strong health systems which need intervention need expertise. And you coordinate. That expertise also can coordinate across borders. And it's not as if w shows above criticism. They probably withheld criticism of China. China's also a big donor to. Who and there's legitimate criticism to be made of W. H. Show? They went soft on China. Just after. The pandemic can notice critical. They probably should have been but the whol for all its faults is the major organization. That's going to help large numbers of people billions of people throughout the world through this so credit cost is a podcast answering your questions about corona virus and one of the questions. We've been getting a lot on is about. Antibodies immunity so we know that the body's response to an infection is really complex. Antibodies are a big part of these. What do we know about what? Antibodies are developed in the in the body infection and whether we could harness that to provide immunity to people who haven't been infected yet. We're two different types of immunity that are essentially so our immune system is essentially the army that we muster to fight foreign invaders and there's two aspects to that immunity. One is the white blood cells in our body in our blood and some of these white blood cells are like tanks which attack the foreign invaders themselves to the. T. Cells and then you've got other white blood cells called B. Cells and they're the ones that produce the antibodies and it's a coordinated attack and for viruses like SARS covy to the B. Cells produce antibodies. So they recognize that there's a foreign invader and these B cells they don't attack the virus itself they produce. Antibodies and these antibodies find. Part of this virus is foreign invader that they can latch onto and they latch onto that and the fact that they've latched onto that alerts the rest of the immune system to say there's an invader and the cells coming and attacking trump up the virus or attack it directly through through various means. There's another white blood cells called macrophage which can trump up white blood cells and CHOP FOREIGN INVADERS. And so there's a whole series of attack mechanisms. Antibodies with viruses of the first line of defense that really whistle up the rest of the immune system. It's a bit more obviously a lot more complicated than that. But the antibodies where one of the first elements of the immune system that modern medical science discovered. And so do we have a test that can detect them for guided. They're developing tests. So the core of of an antibody is called IMMUNOGLOBULIN and there's different kinds of immunoglobulin and so there's an annual g. m. so just just the code name for it and that's an early antibody response and then there's an antibody which is a late antibody response and these two antibodies can tell together can tell whether you've been infected either recently or more distantly from the covered nineteen virus unlike HIV. The covered one thousand nine hundred probably not going to be very good for diagnosis. They're going to be much better for testing the population to see who's been infected. Who hasn't and work out. What the pattern is now? You ask them didn't answer your question but does everybody deb January antibodies. And how long do they last for? Which is key to both developing a vaccine and how long your immune system alerts to these foreign invaders and it's a very mixed picture with SARS one. It looked as off. You've got to live infection with SARS. One probably lasted about a year or so sometimes longer than that but the common cold viruses which are also corona viruses. They sometimes only lasts a few months. So it's not really fully known yet. How long antibodies will last two covered nineteen? The thinking is maybe a year but it could be less than a year so it could be that. If you got it you become immune for a little while or even if we could get a vaccine to work we might. It might not be a lifelong vaccine. Almost certainly will not be a lifelong vaccine The there's no question that the best immunity you get is when you get a live infection oversee. That's not what you want with. Nineteen and second-best will be the vaccine and the question is just how long that will ho how long that will last and that's yet to be determined and it's one of the conundrums with a vaccine is first of all. Can you generate an immune response? Antibodies are these the right antibodies that will attack the virus. And then how long do they and other side effects from these antibodies or the way the alert the immune system which is what happened with SARS? One they're over activated the immune system and win the monkeys that got this vaccine were challenged with the actual virus. They developed a very strong immune response which started attacking the the monkeys on body which is in fact what happened with SARS. And that's how SARS could you and it's actually how covered nineteen. You says a long way to go to make sure these vaccines are effective last losing one time and
Acclaimed 'Beasts of No Nation' Author, Uzodinma Iweala, on Science, Power, and Race
"Living on the time of the Cova epidemic or corona virus. I just read something that made me laugh because someone said something like the Covet Nineteen virus which came out of China's an intelligent. It's not like he bowl which is rather dumb virus now. Obviously bullet comes out of the continent of Africa just like just think about that framework and that construct and what has been printed in a major magazine virus from Africa dumb virus virus from China. Smart virus you know. I say this about the corona virus like virus had emerged in the Netherlands. Just think about the way it would have been reported from the outset. Think about what would have happened. If it had merged in on the continent of Africa and the American President Donald Trump has been gratuitously coaling sods cove to the virus behind the current covet non epidemic the Chinese virus. Let's be clear your respective of what species and what place a virus might have been forced to take the dean pandemics. Have NO ETHNICITY. Science tells us that medical history tells us that but as we're about to explore xenophobic conclusions drawn from scientific observations can have an enormous impact on the course of history and on people's lives while is a novelist. He's a doctor a filmmaker and a whole lot more in his early twenty while still in college studying literature. He wrote the critically acclaimed novel baseds of Nine Nation which tells the extraordinary story of a child soldier. A little boy recruited given again and sent to wage a war in two thousand fifteen. That book was turned into a film. Don't like really look into my eyes since my nose picking is because I can't be explaining myself and leaving a damn not like be I am leg. Oldman try to talk to me about movies variances. I saw this an idea there would is. It would seem that some sort of this on Devon all this. I also having us I was really lucky to have the opportunity to write that novel diving. Into the stories of child. Soldiers around the world but mostly specifically in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia which had just kind of come out of their own internal conflicts at the time and then of course going back and talking with relatives. My parents my grandparents aunts and uncles great aunts and uncles about their time during the Nigerian civil war from nineteen sixty six really sixty seven three thousand nine hundred seventy and trying to understand not just what it's like to experience that kind of turmoil from the perspective of a child but also what. It's like to have everything that you thought. You knew that you understood blown open tournament and and unfortunately that's an all too common and all to universal subject after painting beasts of no nation Dima went on to train as a doctor right more books including speak no evil and Al kind of people. He worked for a time as well in health policy in Africa and today he's of the Africa Center in New York City. A storm speak at last year's will conference of Science. Journalists Center. Really wanted you to have the opportunity to he him too. So he joins us from the radio art studios in the heart of New York. You had such an interesting childhood. Born in Washington to Nigerian parents mother a former finance minister of Nigeria. And growing up. I get the sense that you very much spent time on on both continents and I'm curious to know. Have that shaped your sense of self as a as a boy and a young adult. My parents took it upon themselves to make sure that we could always get back to Nigeria. That this was to be so much a part of who we were growing up and it really did actually provide us with a really interesting way of seeing the world. You're not from one place near not from another place. You're from both places. It's kind of a glorious thing to be able to grow up knowing that there are multiple perspectives on everything in the world. What someone sees for example in the village that my grandparents grew up in is necessarily going to be from what somebody sees in suburban Washington? Dc things might be a little bit more difficult in Nigeria. But at the same time everybody is still living. I think that's something that a lot of people who only grow up saying in industrialized if we WANNA use that term or you know United States type or western context don't have and therefore very afraid of the wider world beyond. We just grew up not being afraid because of exposure and I think that's so important. Oh that's such a potent comment about FIA holding back so much dialogue and possibility in the world. Why a medical degree trying to be a doctor? Why did you save that time in your life as a part of any decision? I think there are multiple reasons for why you do something and not all of them are the most. I will freely admit that I did medicine because my dad's a doctor and you can kind of see okay. This is what a doctor does. You see the stethoscope. You see the medicines. It's already very concrete. You know in the little kids mind and as as the kid of African immigrants. There's this thing where you do. The practical like you become a doctor. You become a lawyer and then you think that the way that you have impact is through those practical professions. I think of course. There's this idea that doctors save people and that you can have a profound impact on on a person's life and so you know with all of that. It seemed like a natural choice. I think it became clear to me that one of the things that was missing was for me in full form. Was that creative output that flow and that ability to render the world as I saw an as sort of my talent allowed me to and I think one person can have an impact in multiple ways. Interestingly in many ways you work and your books have connected with how history in politics and in Dade Science and medicine in Western societies read and interpret and Judge View African bodies. If we think of the base of nomination also your your book. Our kind of people sharing stories from people living with HIV is in in Nigeria. That lenses interested you. It strikes me in house and I. I think you can't grow up in a black body and you can't occupy the space as an African person. Occupies space in this world is offering person or as a black person without thinking about the gains that is upon you because in in many ways that gains does and has adversely affected the lives that we all live both again in a very individual way and also on the macro level and so understanding. How black bodies move through space are interpreted? I think is something that's really important to me. And I say that not just from the Games of the other but also from the the way that we look at ourselves and this is where you presented last year at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Europe and gave extraordinary address on racism at the heart of modern science and medicine. What did you want that audience of journalists and scientists and? I was one of them in that room to think about to interrogate. I think oftentimes we just assume that the structures we operate within our for one solid and somehow especially when it comes to signs that they're they're vetted and true and one of the things that became increasingly clear to me. As I wrote the book I wrote on HIV AIDS was just how much quote unquote scientific. Ideas were grounded in people's biases and prejudices about black bodies and how that impacted the quote unquote science or signs. At least that initially was dedicated to trying to stop the epidemic and in some cases may have done more harm than good. Initially I think back to a lot of the articles that when I was writing my book I read about HIV AIDS academic articles about sort of the linking of the spread of HIV AIDS and promiscuity. And the idea that Africans were having sex like monkeys where promiscuous like monkeys like which came up in published scientific papers and then is it makes its way into the journalistic mainstream this idea of like African promiscuity as it relates to the spread of this disease you know things about like Africanness and and being unable to quote unquote keep the time why early. Hiv treatments which required like large. Regimens of pills like wouldn't work for people. And that was you know story that made it into major publications impacted policy that impacted the way the epidemic was dealt with you know these are things that are important and people need to be responsible for the way these stories are told and need to think about the frameworks in which the stories are
Know the facts about coronavirus disease
"To expand our supply. A lot of other equipment is badly needed right now in hospitals and clinics all over the country. You think it's time Dr Burks to start actually mandating production of these critical supplies time to start converting factories to the to the production to meet these kinds of demands. We're so fortunate with the legislation that just came out that we just on locked ninety percent more than mass than we had just two days ago. So I think we're looking and see how much of the need is met by that. And then of course honeywell has also volunteered. I've also seen reports of Construction. Workers taking their current stock to their local clinics. We put out a call to the manufacturers and to the construction workers to do that and people are responding. Others have donated mass. And so we're really looking at. What is the need now as we do all of these innovations on lock further potential Italy Saw more than six hundred deaths in the last twenty four hours alone they actually have more hospital beds per person than we do here in the United States. Are you seeing enough is enough being done right to increase hospital capacity ca? Certainly that is the potentially. Well certainly we're responding with all the resources of the federal government and I think you know the Army Corps of Engineers have been out talking to the individuals and the governor of New York. You know we're moving the Dod mercy and comfort to be available. We're looking of course at mash units we're looking at Vail ability of Va is. We're also looking at the availability of ambulatory surgical centers. Because now that we ask people to give up elective surgeries that opens up a large number of beds that are already fitted with ventilators. That can be utilized. I I have every confidence in the American people to come up with even more innovations to be able to serve individuals but in Italy. It's really important to look very specifically at the geography. They may have lots of hospital beds but the outbreak is very much concentrated in Lombardy region. That makes it then. It's only relevant. How many beds they have in that region. And that's why we're tracking this epidemic on a county by county city by city manner. Because we really have to know where the search capacity will be needed. Not only where it is. Data coming in from. Italy is really amazing because it shows and correct me. If I'm wrong Dr Burks that the viruses actually twice is deadly for men as it is for women are the cases here in the United States following that trend. Yeah we talked about that too smarting and the briefing and I'm really glad the information is getting out from those press briefings and I really WanNa thank all the ministers of health who had been providing US data from around the world and so we've been watching mortality very carefully we wanNA really understand how to prevent mortality in the United States. We've been tracking and we've talked about. How important prior medical conditions and in Italy again? Most of the individuals who succumb to this disease had three medical can other prior existing medical conditions. So we've been tracking very hard and putting out. Those warnings warnings about age. People really understood but this new data about the male female ratio is really quite striking. And you're absolutely right from age fifty on it. Almost twice as many men are dying as women and so that really makes us really have to look into that and understand that and really just having the knowledge of that helps us in the United States. So we can be very specific and talking to the American people about who to protect and how to protect the really striking indeed. You've also Dr Ray. Some serious concerns about younger people. You're in the United States becoming seriously. Ill a CDC report just out. On five hundred hospitalized patients actually find that nearly forty percent were between the ages of twenty and fifty four. So what are you actually learning about these younger patients? And what's your message to them. Well thank you wolf but you know the day that we say up to age fifty five is younger is addition of twenty twenty twenty. Bet It's if you look at twenty two forty four it's only twenty percent and if you look in that age group unlike twelve percent were in the ICU. And of course the numbers then get so small. And that's why we've been working very hard with Italy and Europe and South Korea to really understand what they saw so that we can send out really important guidance to our physicians and nurses were on the front line and I really WanNa thank the hospitals in Seattle who have also been providing US information about what they're seeing how they're confronting it. That said we know young people can get sick reassuring pieces at least so far only one individual under nineteen has come to this illness and that was in China but those numbers can change particularly of a young person has a preexisting medical condition. And that's why we're saying to everyone we know. A lot of the cases will be mild. But you can't predict who is going to get the severe illness because you don't know when you walk across the street if that person has a preexisting condition and that's why we've really been appealing to the American people to really attack one another and follow the guidelines. The president put out yesterday President Trump said a drug called caloric wine could be made available and he said quote almost immediately. That's what he said to treat corona virus but today doctor Fauci said there's only anecdotal evidence that this could potentially have any effected preventing or treating the virus. How close are you to approving any drug at all? That could treat this virus because we know vaccine is according to the doctor Fauci at least a year a year and a half away. You know. That's a really great question. And you know Dr Foul she and I both were on the front lines of the HIV AIDS response. And I think you know from nineteen eighty one to one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. When we didn't have effective drugs. We tried a lot of things and some of them did help some and so I think it's very reasonable to try particularly an off the shelf drug which chloroquine hydroxy caloric are and if they're available and they were making them available to physicians in the United States. I think it's important to study them. But when you have an epidemic like this within virus that's new you do WanNa try whatever you have. As long as they can't harm the patients and so being very clear about the side effects making sure that the patients fit the profile and giving the physicians the ability to make those decisions for those patients with those patients and really having dialogue so making these drugs available makes it available to physicians to have that dialogue with their patients and provide that as an option. And I think you know they're also Rendez. Severe Studies ongoing. There's also monoclonal. Antibodies plasma for reese's Hyper Immune Globulin. All of these things. We're working on simultaneously. They will all go into trials but if we can make some drugs available early just to make sure that there's an option for people to try them. I think it's really critical really effectively. Treat these corona virus patients that would be enormously important even if we have to wait much longer for an actual vaccine. I know the administration has been working on a way to report the total number of tests being done in public and private labs around the country. Where does that stand? Can you give us an estimate of the total number of tests? That have been already done nationwide. Well you know I'm data triangulate. Or so all I can tell you is I know that. In general positivity rate is between nine and eleven percent and we have I think your latest numbers fifteen sixteen thousand. I'm not I haven't seen the latest numbers go up because I should just so. If if ninety percent or negative you can do the calculation of how many tasks we have done. But you're going to spend the press conference tomorrow talking about our approach to testing and really I just WanNa make it clear you know the pandemic flu preparedness. I really relied on us. Being our first big plan DEMOC being flu or a flu pandemic so we did have testing available for flu. But when you have a completely new virus you have to come up with a brand new test. I think we started on the flu. Platform quickly realized it had to go into a commercial platform and that's why the president called in the manufacturers
Now we are living like people with Autoimmune Diseases
"And I think I speak on behalf of most of my fellow bay area residents when I say that living like this has taken a while to get used to it but it's actually a glimpse into the daily lives of many people who suffer from immune disorders like HIV aids and some cancers who were also as it happens among the most vulnerable to dying of the virus KQED's Laura Clive ins has that story massage therapist Candace Palmer Lee lives in a suburb northeast of San Francisco her daily routine it may sound familiar I'm careful about door handles I always put my sleeve over my hand or right touch things with my elbow instead of my fingers if I go into an urgent care clinic I'm wearing my mask and I don't touch anything and I'm constantly washing my hands the palm really hasn't been doing this for just a few weeks she's been doing it for more than a year that's because she has a rare auto immune disease that among other things weakens her lungs in my support group we joke that allow you know everybody else is finally living the way we live every day to control her illness she takes two medications that suppress her immune system Dr Paul volberding runs the aids research institute at the university of California San Francisco he says that millions of Americans have weakened immune systems damaged by viruses like HIV or suppressed by medications for conditions like asthma psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis being in a compromised might not so much increase your likelihood of getting infected with something like code nineteen but it might make the outcome of that infection much worse just a few days ago Palmer Lee found out she has a corona virus well I'd say my stomach dropped out Palmer Lee's been sick and stayed home for the past few weeks she thinks she's through the worst of it but will remain under quarantine with her
Hate crimes towards Asians increase
"Continues it's electable spread many Asian Americans reporting increased verbal attacks hate crimes bigoted reactions blaming them it's nothing new people blamed Spain and the Spaniards for the nineteen eighteen influenza epidemic even though came from America people blame game man for HIV aids although it ended up striking so many people and of so many different backgrounds weaponized Blaine it's a tool of leaders in pandemics to shift responsibility and it's a way for desperate and frightened people to find some kind of rhyme or reason for what's happening to
The Skeptics Guide
"Today is Wednesday March Eleventh Twenty Twenty and this is your host Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella. Everybody Cara Santa Maria. Addy Jane Avella. Hey guys and Evan Bernstein. Good evening folks. So it's official the World Health Organization who has declared a worldwide pandemic. Welcome APPS. Well yeah we were. Just I mean we were at this point. We were there just still. It's a milestone only. It is at some point like it's like a certificate you would put on your kids wall. I survived the pandemic t shirt when he wanted story. It's only the third time right. You got the Spanish flu in the late. Nineteen we have the wealth twenty eleven and this burglar twenty eleven. No it was a big enough current pandemics HIV AIDS in Corona virus recent pandemics include nineteen eighteen influenza and the two thousand nine flu pandemic. You're right Steve H. One and one bird flu right or is that swine flu swine flu swine flu and then HIV AIDS. Though it is a global pandemic. It's been categorized. Okay all right we're will make sense. It makes sense so thousand case three thousand cases in the US. Italy is you know they're in the middle. I think of their epidemic China's on the other side of their heirs right. We're just gearing up so now we're in. The phase of social distancing is kind of the word of the day for the US so you know events are being canceled left and right no non essential travel. People are starting to talk about taking their kids out of schools now ours our high school. They're basically gearing up there sending emails out saying that you may have to shut down. We haven't decided yet. But this is what we're GonNa do if we do. And there's sort of laying out the plan threes and it seems inevitable. A lot of colleges are saying we're doing all online classes for the rest of the semester. I'm lucky that I go to school. That's mostly online anyway so I feel like my professors are really prepared. They know what to do. They've been really up to date with everything getting the emails out about plans for in person meetings but I feel bad for a lot of the professors who have never taught online before because it's a totally different skill set and you have to know what to do. Yeah and they're just going to be thrown into it and also the students who have never done online classes like it requires a different amount of self efficacy. I don't know what are we gonNA have older professors taking pieces of chalk and trying to write on so it looks like as of today today the eleventh. Yes yeah one hundred. Eighteen thousand three hundred twenty six confirmed cases globally and four thousand two hundred ninety two deaths. That's that's alive sewer. We'll be talking about a couple of corona virus related news items a bit later in the show. But yeah this is. You know we've been talking about it. You know obviously for months giving the updates and now we were just hitting. I think we could see the peak coming now. You know in. Us As least and a Lotta experts are saying now. Basically everyone's GonNa get exposed. You know it's really just a matter of. How quickly is it going to happen? The key is we want to slow it down as much as possible so it doesn't overwhelm our resources so it's not that we're GONNA keep it. We're not going to keep it from spreading. We're just going to slow the spread because that's a huge difference there were some jackass on. Tv saying just to expose everybody now with opposite. WanNa do we because then the mortality spikes when you run out of things like then a laters beds. It's not going to be literally everybody. It's going to spread through the population. But that doesn't mean everybody's going to be exposed right. I think that everyone is not going to necessarily contract it. The infectivity is not one hundred percent now. But unless you're like seriously isolated you're probably going to get exposed there whole countries where there's only like three cases. Yeah it'll get there eventually. That's the point that's what they're saying it's GONNA it's the human population has no immunity right. So it's a naive population. And it's going to make the rounds. It's going to eventually. Just make the rounds all over the world and then it'll slow down mainly because people will have either most people have already been infected. They won't be enough new. You know naive hosts to keep it going and do we know that you can't be reinfected. Well you'll have. Some level of immunity may not necessarily be one hundred percent of your no longer naive host. You have an immune system that seen seen this virus before the other thing is we want to slow it down and maybe an Iraq seen in twelve to eighteen months we have a vaccine and maybe we further slow it down and also. Maybe it'll be a seasonal situation and it actually will naturally slow down over the summer and give people some relief up until the new season starts if it operates seasonally. Yeah so any of the other thing that everyone is saying which is correct is don't panic but use your commonsense. You know just to avoid unnecessary contact with lots of evil face mask in the. Yeah yeah at least. Some Clark's wipes for the rest of us. Please honks toilet paper yeah please? The Toilet Paper Discusses Shelves Empty. And also don't be getting into fistfights over toilet paper at Costco. It's embarrassing yeah. We don't need a Thanksgiving Black Friday incident. Oh they're all over the world embarrassing. Okay Kerry you're going to give us a what's the word? Yes Oh. This word was sentenced by Linda from Petaluma California. She said I teach chemistry in high school and this term came up recently. So I figured I'd share with you and the whole crew. It's one I've always loved for the simple fact that I find it fun to say out loud. Always a good one to bring up in casual conversation and the word that she recommended is. Moity and Moya and many many of you have asked that we spell the words each week and this is an especially. I think. Necessary one dispel M. E. T. Y. Yeah it's a good one right and so I'm going to start a little bit with the etymology. Because then I think it makes more sense. When you look at all the different usages. Because it's true I had only ever heard of this word in a chemistry context but it apparently also has a sociology context as starting Brooklyn. No it's okay kind of were all French and it also has a property definition so the etymology of the word. Yeah it's from the Latin originally but the first time that has started to look like is old French around the fifteenth century in that usage it meant an equal half a half part or a share which is basically still its definition is just become a little bit more specific over time so if you look in like a dictionary definition you're gonNa find that it means let's see Miriam Webster. Which is kind of the American standard will say one of two equal parts. A half or one or two approximately equal parts or one of the portions into which something is divided or one of two basic complimentary tribal subdivisions and if you look at Cambridge Cambridge Dictionary. You'll see something similar. Apar- share something especially when it's divided into two parts but there they've added the chemistry definition but they just wrote a part of a molecule which is honestly not very specific. So if you really start to dig deep into the term you'll see that again. There are basically three main utilizations. There's the chemistry. Utilization Utilization Kinship and then a Moi early title which is a legal term that describes a portion of title ownership. So if it's like a divided tidal which is kind of interesting make sense in kinship. You'll see it. Referring oftentimes to tribal groups usually native American or specifically Iroquois or Australian aboriginal kinship groups. And also. I think there's a native Hawaiian kinship group and with that respect. Moi Eighty is like when there's a group that descends from a larger group and only hangs out with one other group